Tuesday 20 March 2018

Toddler in serious condition after falling from sixth floor of Limerick hotel

Strand Hotel, Limerick
Strand Hotel, Limerick

Kathryn Hayes

A young child is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from the balcony of a Limerick hotel.

It's understood the toddler fell from the sixth floor of The Strand Hotel shortly before 2pm on Saturday.

The little boy who is from Limerick and believed to be around three years old was rushed to University Hospital Limerick and gardai described his condition as serious.

It is understood that he has since been moved to Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin.

A hotel representative said their thoughts and prayers are with the injured boy's family.

The spokesperson confirmed the incident took place at lunchtime and said the hotel is working closely with the gardai and local authorities to establish how the accident occurred.

Well known hairdresser Niall Colgan, who runs a salon underneath the Strand Hotel in Limerick , took to Facebook to say it had been a “very upsetting afternoon in O’Callaghan Strand” on Saturday.

He praised a client of his for coming to the child’s aid while waiting on an ambulance.

“She is a well-known and respected doctor who may have been instrumental in those few minutes,” he wrote.

Niall also paid tribute his staff for their conduct, “although we are all in deep shock”.

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