QUINCY (CBS) — Police are amazed after a five-year-old boy survived falling from a seventh-floor window Saturday.
“An angel caught him with the tree,” explained neighbor Anne Varela.
The boy was leaning on a screen at the Captain’s Cove condos, according to police.
His fall broken by a tall tree and the window screen before hitting the ground.
Muhammad Khan was in his room when the boy fell. He said he heard the boy fall.
“I thought it was something random so I just ignored it. And then a few seconds later I heard a lady screaming at the top of her lungs and I saw a kid on the ground,” he recalled. “I was like ‘oh my God, a kid fell.'”
“I actually saw the kid get up, and he started walking,” Khan added.
The child, who never lost consciousness, was taken to Children’s Hospital in Boston.
“It is really like a miracle, I think his guardian angel was definitely there,” said Kathy Hogan.
“They neck-braced him up. He was screaming so that was a good sign,” recalled Ed O’Connor a neighbor who saw the fall. “Lungs were good — that’s all we knew at the time.”
According to Khan, the boy was “perfectly fine.”
Doctors say he is expected to be okay.
“It’s like a miracle,” said O’Connor. “I mean I wish the kid was yelling out numbers because I would have grabbed a couple.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karyn Regal reports