A child fell from a second story balcony at the Superior Creek Lodge on Sunday around 8:30 p.m.
East Ridge Fire/Rescue and Police responded to the lodge at 1410 N. Mack Smith Road where they found a two-year-old boy being held by his mother on the ground below the balcony. The child was alert and crying when he was transported to Children’s Hospital by Angel EMS.
Officers were told that a piece of the railing had been missing for several weeks prior to this incident.
The child’s mother told police that everything happened so quickly that she is unsure exactly how the child had fallen.
East Ridge Codes Department also was notified of the incident and has inspected the railing to ensure proper repairs have been made.