Boy falls from third-floor balcony, lands on hot tub cover

3-year-old taken to hospital as precaution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 3-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after falling from a third-floor balcony, a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue spokesman said.

The boy fell off the balcony Friday morning at a home on North Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Division Chief Timothy Heiser said.

Heiser said the boy landed on a hot tub cover, got up and walked back to the second floor to tell his grandfather what happened.

Paramedics arrived and took the boy to Broward Health Medical Center as a precaution.

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