CRITICAL CONDITION: Child Falls From Balcony

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A Des Moines one-year-old is in critical condition after a fall from a 50-foot balcony Thursday night.

Des Moines police were called to 3119 Grand Avenue at 5:53 p.m. and when officers arrived they learned a one-year-old male had fallen from a balcony. According to the police report, the fall occurred while the child and his 6-year-old brother were playing on the balcony and the mother was inside using her cell phone.

The brother told his mother the child had been standing on a chair on the balcony when he slipped and fell. The child landed in a grassy area.

The one-year-old is being treated for his injuries at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.