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5-year-old boy falls 4 stories out of window at Pismo Beach hotel — and lives

A 4-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling out of a fourth-floor window at the Pismo Beach Hotel on Thursday, March 22, 2018, police said.
A 4-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling out of a fourth-floor window at the Pismo Beach Hotel on Thursday, March 22, 2018, police said. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Thursday after he fell out of a fourth-floor window at the Pismo Beach Hotel, police said.

Pismo Beach police, Cal Fire and the Pismo Beach Fire Department were dispatched to the hotel, located in the 200 block of Pomeroy Avenue, at 12:04 p.m., according to Pismo Beach police Cmdr. Tom Portz.

Despite falling four stories onto the sidewalk, Portz said the boy was "up and walking around" when officials arrived on the scene.

The boy's mother was reportedly taking a shower when he fell out of the window, Portz said. She was still in the shower when police arrived and officers had to go up to their room to get the mother out of the shower.

The boy suffered a minor fracture in the fall and was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo for treatment, police said.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had the wrong age for the boy and the hospital he was taken to.

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