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UPDATE: 3-year-old Cedar Falls boy dies after fall

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Carter McOmber, 3, of Cedar Falls, in this undated photo (Courtesy of Carter's Go Fund Me page) Carter McOmber, 3, of Cedar Falls, in this undated photo (Courtesy of Carter's Go Fund Me page)
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - A 3-year-old Cedar Falls boy who was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling from his home's window died Sunday night of his injuries.

Carter McOmber, 3, fell 20 feet from his bedroom window onto concrete on Saturday morning.

Family friend Beth O'Donnell posted the news of Carter's death Monday morning on his Go Fund Me page, where the family was soliciting donations for his medical care.

Mayo Clinic officials also confirmed Carter died Sunday night.

Cedar Falls Police ruled Carter's death an accident on Saturday, saying it's likely Carter climbed on various objects in his bedroom to access the window.

O'Donnell had previously said on the page that Carter had been suffering from a severe brain injury as well as trauma to the lungs, liver, bowel, jaw and spine.

Carter's Go Fund Me page continues to operate under "Carter McOmber Memorial Fund;" it can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/cartermcomber



Police in Cedar Falls say a 3-year-old boy is seriously hurt after a fall from a window Saturday morning.

It happened around 8 a.m. at the boy's home in the 4800 block of Addison Drive.

Police say 3-year-old Carter McOmber fell from an outside bedroom window onto the ground below.

Police say the boy's injuries are life-threatening. He was flown to a Rochester, Minn., hospital for treatment.

Police say the boy's fall was accidental.

Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.
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