People have begun tying blue balloons to a fence near the Langley townhouse complex where a four-year-old boy died on Thursday, after falling out a third floor window. Gillian and Nate Long came to pay their respects on Friday afternoon. Nate is also four, so 'it really hit close to home for us,' Gillian said. They don't know the family, but saw what happened on Facebook and wanted to show their support.

Updated: Four-year-old boy dies after fall from window

People are tying blue balloons to fence near Langley townhouse complex as show of support for grieving family

  • Jun. 23, 2016 11:00 a.m.

A four-year-old boy has died after falling from a third-floor window at a Willoughby townhouse.

According to Langley RCMP the accident happened at around 3 p.m. on Thursday. The child was taken to hospital by ambulance, but passed away shortly after 4 p.m.

According to media reports the accident happened at a complex at 208 Street and 77A Avenue.

On Friday, people began tying blue balloons to a fence next to Richard Bulpitt Elementary school, which is near the townhouse complex, in a show of support for the boy’s family.

Among them, were Gillian Long and her four-year-old son Nate. They don’t know the family, but because the two boys were the same age, the tragedy really hit home, said Gillian.

The serious crime section has taken over the case, but the incident is not considered suspicious, police say.

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