A 2-year-old boy from Chelsea survived a 16-foot fall from a second-story window after he landed on his stuffed animal.
Investigations say the boy was jumping on his bed when an unlucky bounce sent him right out the window.
Fortunately, Luis Eduardo Gomez was holding onto his stuffed toy which he landed on, cuishioning him from the worst impact a 2-year-old can take. The heroic stuffed toy was reported to be a cos that was between 2 and 2½ feet long.
“He fell about 16 feet onto concrete. He could easily have broken bones or been very seriously injured,” said Chelsea Deputy Fire Chief John Quatieri who called the incident “certainly quite strainge” as it was the “first time something like it had happened in his 25-year-career.”
The family who had just recently moved to Chelsea just five months ago from Guatemala said the stuffed cow is the 2-year-old’s favorite and takes it everywhere with him.
This safe landing which was done by the stuffed animal is nothing but a miracle said Gomez’s great-uncle, Luis Estrada.
“I was paralyzed. We rushed down to get him and grabbed him; he was shaken,” he said, “I thank God for everything; he was watching over us.”
“God saved him, the cow helped,” Estrada said.
After the fall, the 2-year-old was alert and conscious when first responders arrived the scene and only received minor injuries, authorities reports.
“He had some abrasions and a laceration on his forehead, but we think he is going to be OK,” said Quatieri.
The 2-year-old was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was held overnight for medical observation. Doctors said he was in perfectly good health and was then released Thursday morning.
“These windows, they’re so dangerous for little kids, because everything for them is play. When we’re cleaning, playing, I never let him go by them,” said Jose Castro who lives across the street, saying he tries to keep his 4-year-old son away from windows at all times.
Source: The SUN