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Family "overwhelmed" with support after boy fell from hotel balcony

The boy is now in stable condition.
Jul 7th 2016, 2:32 PM 23,079 18

THE YOUNG BOY who accidentally fell from a balcony at a Limerick hotel is now in stable condition.

The boy, named locally as Neil Shanahan from Farranshone, Limerick City, was at the Strand Hotel last Saturday when the incident occurred.

He is believed to have wandered off and made his way to the sixth floor, from where he fell onto patio furniture.

The boy was treated at the scene by a local doctor before being brought to University Hospital Limerick and then on to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The boy’s mother said that her son is now in stable condition.

In a post on Facebook, she said that the family are “overwhelmed, yet again of the amazing love and support of wonderful family and many many friends and neighbours.”

Prayers for healing for the young boy will take place at St Munchin’s Church in Limerick today.

Local Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea happened upon the incident on Saturday, and said afterward:

There was a large group of people gathered around … they weren’t sure how badly injured the child was, or how far he or she had fallen.
I can’t even begin to imagine what the family must be going through. My heart goes out to them.

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