SAFE AND SOUND: Rachel Murray is relieved to have Jeremiah back in one piece.
SAFE AND SOUND: Rachel Murray is relieved to have Jeremiah back in one piece.

Baby survives 2-storey fall

LITTLE Jeremiah Murray is one very lucky boy.

The 18-month-old baby fell out of a second-storey window at his family's Cowap Street house on Thursday afternoon, but miraculously escaped with just a few scratches.

The adventurous North Rockhampton tyke gave his parents a big fright; when his father, Michael, was alerted he took the quickest route possible downstairs, which as it happens was also through a window.

Thankfully, by the time he reached him, Jeremiah had already got up and walked to a nearby set of stairs.

But his mother, Rachel, was still worried and contacted an ambulance immediately.

"I didn't know if he had broken anything or if he had any internal injuries,'' she said.

However, by the time mother and child reached the hospital it was clear Jeremiah had suffered no serious injury.

"I knew he was OK because I had him in stitches laughing.''

Rachel said she was thankful the situation did not have a much worse ending. ? She believed God had intervened to protect her son.

"The whole time I kept thinking, please let him be OK, and he was,'' she said. "I think if he didn't have the hand of God guiding him he would have had much more serious injuries.''

The family, who are renting, are angry with their real estate agent who they say promised to provide protective screens on the windows Jeremiah fell from.

While waiting for the company to install the windows, they had blocked off the room, to stop their three young children entering.

Unfortunately, Jeremiah somehow managed to scale the barrier before walking to a window, opening it and jumping out.

"They promised us when we signed the lease that the screens would be up within six weeks, it's been eight or nine weeks now,'' Michael said. "I honestly believe none of this would have happened if the real estate agent had done what they said they would do,'' Rachel said.



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