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Mat-Su Borough rescue units responded to a Wasilla home where a 6-year-old boy fell from a second-story window Monday night, the second boy to do so in town this month.

According to Clint Vardeman, the deputy director of Central Mat-Su Emergency Services, four units were dispatched to the 5000 block of West Mollies Circle in Wasilla at about 7:30 p.m.

“It looks like it was totally accidental,” Vardeman said. “Somehow or other, he was sitting on a couch and fell two stories.”

Arriving crews found the boy in apparently poor shape, with Vardeman saying he had ragged breath.

“It was called in that he was not alert,” Vardeman said. “He was breathing and scraping.”

Medics took the boy and his mother to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. According to notes on the call, Vardeman says he “seems to be doing well” after treatment.

Despite the similarity of the incident to a 4-year-old boy’s May 5 fall at a West Canterbury Drive home, which resulted in that child being medevaced to Anchorage with head injuries, Vardeman reports that no common safety issues appear to link the two accidents. Asked for advice on how to protect children from future falls, he offered a basic suggestion.

“Keep kids away from open windows?” Vardeman said.