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.