Baby Who Fell From Balcony Released From Hospital

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago April 24, 2012 Apr 24, 2012 Tuesday, April 24 2012 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:21:00 AM CDT in News
By: Justin Prochaska

COLUMBIA - Mesian Olney, the baby who fell from the balcony at the Super Seven Motel last week, has been released from the hospital.

Olney sustained skull fractures and swelling in his eye. Once the swelling in his eyes went down, doctors said the baby could be released. He was at MU Womens and Children's Hospital in Columbia.

Olney fell from a 10-foot balcony at the motel last week. The boys parents were on the balcony when the baby crawled out and then became suspended on a post and then fell when his father reached for him.

The city is investigating the incident, saying the motel violated four building codes. The balcony where the incident occurred was in violation because one post was out making a bigger opening on the balcony.

The motel fixed all violations by Monday.

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