Child injured after plunging from fifth-storey rooftop

Police are trying to piece together how a young boy managed to fall from a five-story rooftop in Sydney’s south.

Emergency crews were called to an apartment block on Botany Road in Waterloo around 3.30pm yesterday, following reports a child had fallen from a significant height.

Upon arrival, paramedics found an 11-year-old boy on the ground suffering leg injuries, consistent with a fall.


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He was treated at the scene for fractures to his leg before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Randwick.

Thankfully his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

A crime scene has been set up, with investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident underway.

At this stage, police are not treating it as suspicious.

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