Bennett said the boy’s mother witnessed the fall and rushed to the child — who she said got up, cried a little bit, but otherwise seemed OK. The mother called 911 a couple of hours later when she observed the child was no longer behaving normally, Bennett said.
When emergency personnel arrived on the scene after the 2 p.m. call, they found the boy conscious and alert, with a small bump on his forehead and a bruise above his right eye, Bennett said.
The child was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital. The boy was treated and released, a hospital official said this morning.
Bennett said that no criminal charges were expected, but that a report would be shared with Child Protective Services — “mostly as a matter of routine.”