WILLISTON, N.D. (KXNET) — Last week, the Williston Police Department responded to a report of a child falling from a balcony. It is now being reported that the child (a two-year-old boy) fell through a screen in an open window from the fourth floor of an apartment and has died.
According to the Williston Police Department, the window was approximately 40 feet from the ground and they are currently still investigating the incident.
Police stated that no further information will be released at this time. They are also urging the community to please use caution with children playing near open windows as the weather begins to get warmer. A screen is not a safety barrier to prevent anyone from falling through an open window.
ORIGINAL STORY: May 5 – 12:04 p.m.
WILLISTON, N.D. (KXNET) — The Williston Police Department is currently investigating a report of a child falling from a balcony today on the 4800 block of 11th Ave W, shortly after 11:00 a.m.
According to Williston Police, there is a heavy law enforcement presence on the scene and the status of the child is not being released at this time.
Police are asking that residents in the area please be patient if their travels are slow due to the presence of first responders on the scene.
This is a developing story and KX News will provide updates as new information becomes available.