Toddler seriously hurt in hotel balcony fall

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A two-year old boy suffered serious head injuries after falling from a balcony during a wedding reception at Liverpool’s Hilton hotel at the weekend.

The staff at the hotel administered first aid to the boy, who had fallen into the lobby of the hotel from a mezzanine floor.

Paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 4pm and rushed him to Alder Hey children’s hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

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The hotel chain said its primary concern was the child’s wellbeing.

A spokesman said: “We can confirm that an incident occurred at Hilton Liverpool whereby a child was injured on the hotel premises.

“Team members from the hotel were on hand and immediately administered first aid before an ambulance arrived.

“The safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance and we are liaising closely with the child’s parents, police and local hospital.

“Our primary concern is the child’s wellbeing and we continue to offer our full support during this difficult time.”

Merseyside police has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the fall and confirmed enquiries are continuing.

A force spokesman said: “Officers were in attendance at a hotel in Liverpool city centre after a report was received that a child had sustained injuries following a fall.

“Emergency services were called at about 4pm to the Hilton hotel on Thomas Steers Way to a report a two-year-old boy had fallen from the mezzanine floor of the hotel into the lobby.

“Police and paramedics attended at the scene and the child was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The child sustained head injuries as a result of the fall and he remains in a serious condition in hospital at this time.”

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