News

‘Miracle baby’ survives 11-story fall from balcony

‘Miracle baby’ survives 11-story fall from balcony

'HE SHOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT:' Doctors say the baby is lucky to be alive after falling from an 11th-story balcony. Photo: YouTube

(Reuters) – A 15-month-old boy described by doctors as a “miracle baby” was in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital on Wednesday after surviving an 11-story fall from the balcony of an apartment building.

Musa Dayib slipped through slits in the balcony railing and landed on a patch of mulch on Sunday, his family told reporters. He was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center, a pediatric level-one trauma center.

The boy suffered a concussion and fractures to his arms, ribs and spine. He also has a punctured lung, said Christine Hill, a spokeswoman for the hospital.

Dr. Tina Slusher, who is treating the baby, said he avoided any major head injury, and she has never before seen a child survive such a plunge.

“That’s a gift from God to the family, because he shouldn’t of made it,” she told television broadcaster WCCO.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Gunna Dickson)

Recent Headlines

in Local

Marysville-Pilchuck shooter planned ahead, records show

Fresh
Plastic cups sit at memorial Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. The cups cover candles and bear the names of Zoe R. Galasso, right, and Gia Soriano, left, both 14, who were killed when Jaylen R. Fryberg, 15, named on the center candle, opened fire Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the school cafeteria before taking his own life. The school will be closed all week.

New information in the Marysville-Pilchuck shooting last October. Authorities say its clear Jaylen Fryberg planned his attack at the high school. Snohomish County investigators…

in Local

Night Market lighting up Bellingham on September 4

Fresh
whalesmtbakerlighthouse - cropped

It’s going to be a busy night for downtown Bellingham Friday, September 4, as artists, vendors and musicians will fill the 1300…

in Sports

U.S. Open: Murray rallies, Wawrinka voids upset, Halep advances

halepusopen

Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat…

in Sports

Pats owner Kraft says Tom Brady is of the “highest integrity”

tombradykraft

Kraft says Brady is of the "highest integrity" and represents everything that is great about football and the NFL.

in Local Sports

WWU soccer squads open regular season today

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

The Viking men face Cal State L.A. at 4 p.m., while the women face Cal Baptist at 7 p.m. at Robert S. Harrington Field tonight.