Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Heart-stopping moment neighbours use blankets to catch a 3-year-old boy after he fell from a six-storey flat

A young boy in south-west China has miraculously survived a six-storey fall thanks to his quick-thinking neighbours.

The three-year-old boy was filmed desperately clinging onto a balcony of a high-rise building in Chongqing city's Jiulongpo district on Monday afternoon. Horrified residents quickly grabbed two large blankets and placed it below him.

Nail-biting footage shows the moment the boy loses his grip and falls. Fortunately, the blankets caught the falling child and he was unhurt.

The boy had been left alone at home and woke up from a nap to find his grandmother missing, according to Shangyou News. She had went out to get groceries.

In a bid to look for his grandmother, the boy had climbed on top of a sink on his balcony and tumbled over the glass railing, leaving him clinging on for dear life.

Video filmed by neighbour Mr Liu shows the child kicking his legs and desperately trying to pull himself up.

He was kicking and trying to climb up. He managed to lift himself a little bit but then slid back down again,' Mr Liu said.

A security guard of the residential district told video news site Pear that the child had been holding on for nearly four minutes before letting go.

Luckily, the boy had fallen right in the middle of the blankets and was unharmed.

The grandmother carried the boy home and his parents later took him to hospital.