Jackson Police Department

A 13-month-old boy is recovering after tumbling from a second-story window.

It happened Tuesday afternoon while the baby was being watched by a teenage family member, police said.

“It sounded a lot worse than it was, thankfully,” Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said.

“I can’t think of another way to describe it aside from a miracle.”

The baby boy was reportedly pushing on the screen of a window at a house off Corner Creek Lane and the screen popped through, police said.

“He landed in a soft patch of wood chips,” Ruschill said.

The baby’s parents were at work and the teenager was babysitting the child, police said.

A neighbor was outside when it happened and saw the baby on the ground and the open window above.

“She heard some screaming and put two and two together,” Ruschill said.

The neighbor called 911 and police rushed to the scene expecting the worst.

“We got there and the babysitter was holding the child,” Ruschill said. “He wasn’t screaming or bleeding or anything.”

The boy was taken to the hospital to be examined. St. John’s Medical Center does not release information about conditions of minor patients, so the boy’s condition wasn’t known by press time Wednesday.

The Jackson Police Department is investigating further, and officers will send their final report to the Teton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

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