Toddler Survives 50ft Plunge After Crawling Out Of 4th-Floor Window


Josh Cribben in hospital bed

Josh Cribben managed to undo a window safety lock after getting out of bed. The 18-month-old crawled out and fell 50ft on to a walkway.

His three-year-old sister Aaliyahamina raised the alarm, screaming: “Josh has fallen out of the window.”  More after the cut…..

Mum Charlotte, 29, rang 999 and rushed down fearing he had been killed, but Josh started to cry. 

She said: “Just hearing him make a noise – it was a relief. I thought I was going to go downstairs and pick up my dead child.”

Josh Cribben with his mum Charlotte

Josh was rushed to hospital where he had emergency surgery for a blood clot on his brain.  He also suffered cracked ribs and a fractured thigh, skull and cheekbone and remains in an induced coma. But medics are confident he will recover.

Single mum-of-three Charlotte, from Thamesmead, south-east London, said: “My gut tells me my boy is a fighter.”