NEW INFO: Child Hospitalized After Falling From Window

A one year old is home from the hospital and recovering after falling about four feet from a bedroom window Friday night.

It happened at a home on Creek Bank Drive in New Bern.

According to the child's mother, Amanda Paradise, she was cooking when her four year old came to the kitchen and told her his brother had fallen.

Paradise went outside and saw her one year old, William Elk, laying on the ground crying. William had fallen about 4 feet out of a bedroom window after the screen in the window fell out.

Paradise called officials and William was airlifted to the hospital. After a fall like that, there were fears of traumatic injuries, but on Saturday William is home and happy, walking around playing with his toys.

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A child is in the hospital after falling from a window according to Craven County EMS officials.

Officials say they responded to the call around 5 p.m.

They say it happened on Creek Bank Drive.

No word yet on the condition of the child.

We will bring you more details as soon as they become available.


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  • by scarlett on Nov 27, 2011 at 04:52 PM
    thank heavens the little one was not injured. I once had my son fall down the steps as I was holding his hand. We both took a tumble, cann't always blame the parents. Even the most watchful can't prevent all accidents/
  • by oh my on Nov 27, 2011 at 06:10 AM
    glad the kid is okay! as a parent ive had plenty of close calls--even when i thought there was nothing they could get hurt on--these things sneak out of no where! kids are so unpredictable, but no, you cant follow them around all day and hold their hands. thats just as stupid as anyone who says 'where were the parents'? if i didnt put my kids in a room to play without my supervision, there would never be dinner on the table!
  • by BLAH on Nov 27, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    Must have kept the bath water.
  • by Sweet Baby Location: Washington on Nov 26, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    Thank God the child is okay. It could have been a tragic story. A child outside alone aside from the fall, anything could have happened. I am happy this story ended good and the family is happy.
  • by concerned on Nov 26, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    ANY fall could be potentially dangerous....it is all in how the person lands. Small children are usually top heavy and hit their heads often. Shopping carts are so dangerous because if a child falls from one they usually strike their head first with their body weight coming after that. We cannot protect all children from falls, but we can educate ourselves as to what to look for, the child's behavior afterward, and if any doubt at all, seek help. My best wishes to this little one.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Nov 26, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    Where were the parent(s)??????
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      by Havelock on Nov 26, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to 250
      Maybe cooking dinner or doing something else? You can't expect to keep a watchful eye on your child 24/7. They are quick and sneaky and can get into anything in less time it takes to put on some makeup or hop in the shower. Seriously?
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        by Bad Food? on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM in reply to Havelock
        Maybe the child didn't like the food it was being forced to eat?
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          by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:13 PM in reply to Bad Food?
          Or brother pushed him.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:12 PM in reply to Havelock
        That is why they make play pens.
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          by swansboro on Nov 27, 2011 at 01:42 AM in reply to
          It could have been the 4yr that fell out the Window .. Should we put him in a play pen tooo....Kids will push kids no mater where the parent is standing ... Do you think she knew the screen was loose enough to come out...
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          by exactly on Nov 27, 2011 at 06:07 AM in reply to
          i keep my four and five year old children in play pens too, cause i dont want them getting into anything dangerous. i keep them in my sight at all times. in fact, i almost never sleep, but if i do, i have a motion detector in the kids room in case they wake up for any reason. whoever you are anonymous, you dont have kids! no one year old that i know of wants to be in any kind of play pen! for all the mom knows that kid was in a 'baby proofed' room. my kids figured out how to open the windows at age 2--i had no idea they did this till they left one open all day and night! guess im a terrible parent!
  • by Mr. Grammar on Nov 26, 2011 at 03:00 AM
    Winder or window?
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      by Kathy on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:51 AM in reply to Mr. Grammar
      Yes, it would be winder in the south, thank you Mr. Grammar.
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      by 40some on Nov 26, 2011 at 10:57 AM in reply to Mr. Grammar
      You have to annunciate it the way 'tis spelled, and pull the stick out.
  • by 40some on Nov 26, 2011 at 12:55 AM
    Maybe it was the winder of a pick up truck, the two story kind.
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      by NOT on Nov 26, 2011 at 07:12 AM in reply to 40some
      Then it would read child ejected from vehicle.
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        by 40some on Nov 26, 2011 at 10:59 AM in reply to NOT
        Only if it were in motion.
  • by Unimpressedlol on Nov 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM
    Far in relation to what? It wouldn't be that far for a 6 year old to fall, but I'm sure the tumble might be a little different for a younger child. Lol some comments crack me up
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      by laura on Nov 26, 2011 at 08:36 AM in reply to Unimpressedlol
      If it had been an infant, or toddler, the story would have reflected that. "Child" suggests that this was likely a kid over 4 years of age. If the trailer wasn't on risers, the max distance of a drop from a window would be less than 7 feet, on a standard foundation. Hardly life threatening unless it was onto pavement.
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        by Or... on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:26 AM in reply to laura
        The child fell on it's head.
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        by . on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:10 PM in reply to laura
        It clearly says in the first sentence that the child is a one year old.
  • by Googled It on Nov 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM
    That road has nothing but single wide & double wide homes...all one-story. The child couldn't have fallen far.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 07:20 AM in reply to Googled It
      They are high enough for a young child to get hurt.. I jumped out of one once when I was 11 and I still got hurt so I'd imagine it hurt if a little one fell out...
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