Gardai launch investigation after young child falls from balcony of Limerick hotel

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
The Strand Hotel in Limerick
The Strand Hotel in Limerick

Gardai are investigating after a young child fell from the balcony of a Limerick hotel this afternoon.

It's understood the toddler is in a serious condition in hospital after he fell from the sixth floor of The Strand Hotel shortly before 2pm.

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.

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.

Gardai said they responded to reports of an incident at the hotel this afternoon and sealed off the scene.

They said they would investigate if there was any criminality involved but at this stage it looked like a tragic accident.

The Garda spokesperson said they understood the child was in a critical condition in hospital.