Girl, 6, falls from balcony at Animal Kingdom resort

Girl was staying with family in 3rd-story room, deputies say


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A 6-year-old girl fell from a third-story balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom Jambo House Resort over the holiday weekend, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the girl was on vacation with her family when she fell off the balcony Monday night and into a savannah without animal access. Deputies said the father of the child was taking a shower when he heard his wife scream.

The father went down the stairwell and jumped over a wall to get to his daughter, deputies say.

The mother said the girl was reaching for something over the balcony railing and fell, according to the report. The mother said she tried to grab the child but was not able to.

She was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center and transferred to Arnold Palmer Hospital.

It's not clear what condition the girl is in.

Deputies said the fall appears to be accidental at this time but the investigation is ongoing. The Department of Children and Families is also investigating.

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