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Kelso boy recovering after falling out of second-story window

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KELSO, WA (KPTV) -

A 4-year-old Kelso boy is recovering in the hospital after falling out of a second-story window, and now, his mom wants other parents to realize how fast it can happen and how a simple lock can prevent it.

The boy's mom Jessica Chavez and her boyfriend Daniel Phelps are beyond relieved that 4-year-old Jayk is going to be just fine, but on Monday they feared the worst.

Around 1:30 p.m., the whole family was hanging out in Jayk's room. They said Jayk jumped up on the window sill, the window was wide open and all of a sudden, he just disappeared.

"I was getting ready to tell him to get off the window sill and it's like I blinked and he was gone," said Daniel.

"I heard a thunk and I looked at Cody and I said, 'where's your brother?' So I was freaking and I don't even really remember running down the stairs," said Jessica.

Jayk fell through the window screen and down 15 feet onto the pavement.

The family called 911, and at first Jayk was unconscious.

"He went into a seizure. That's when I knew he was still alive. I picked him up and I held him. I told him everything would be OK," said Daniel.

Paramedics Life-Flighted Jayk to Randall Children's Hospital in Portland.

Jayk suffered fractures around his eye socket, some scratches and a concussion.

Jessica and Daniel know how lucky they are that Jayk wasn't hurt worse. Now, they're urging parents to get window locks and move furniture away from windows because a deadly fall can happen in a split second.

"Like if you're cooking or doing dishes or whatever, your kid could be upstairs and the next thing you know... So I advise every parent to get those safety locks for the windows," said Jessica.

Experts say eight children under five die in window falls every year in the United States and more than 3,000 are hurt.

For more information on prevention, visit safekids.org.

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