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Hero Dad Climbs Building To Save Seven-Year-Old Son

Hero Dad Climbs Building To Save Seven-Year-Old Son

Scared of heights? Then we suggest you look away now.

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This is the terrifying moment a fearless father scales the side of a high-rise apartment building to save his young son who is clinging on for dear life in China's Guangdong province.

The boy, aged seven, who lives on the eighth floor of the apartment block in the Nanhaiwanke Jinsejiayuan residential area, was left alone on the afternoon of the 15 August while his mum took his sister to summer school.

While home alone, the young boy thought he heard somebody trying to break into the apartment and so tried to escape through a window.

Mrs Huang, the boy's mother, was horrified when she came home to discover her son clinging to the metal bars outside the apartment.

Credit: Asia Wire
Credit: Asia Wire
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"I usually take care of our son and daughter, but I very rarely leave them at home," said a distraught Mrs Huang.

"When taking my daughter to school, I noticed my son still sleeping and didn't want to wake him up, so I left him at home."

As soon as she arrived home and spotted her son clinging to the bars, a panicked Mrs Huang called her husband immediately, who was at work when he received the call, and alerted the local authorities straight after.

The police quickly made their way to the scene straight way but, by the time they had arrived, Super Dad was already on the case.

Credit: Asia Wire
Credit: Asia Wire

The father managed to climb all the way to the eighth floor - without any safety equipment and managed to reach his endangered son within a matter of minutes.

Meanwhile, officer Wu Jiang and his team had already made their way up to the eighth-floor apartment to further assist the risky rescue mission.

In the video footage, recorded by a nearby witness, we see Mr Huang holding on to the bars for dear life with his right hand, while pushing his young son up to safety with his left. Talk about strong...

Thankfully, the dramatic rescue came to a happy ending.

Credit: Asia Wire
Credit: Asia Wire

With the help of officer Wu, the boy was lifted to safety and pulled back through the window, with his brave old dad following behind unscathed.

Wow. What a bloody hero.

Maybe next time the boy gets scared he'll take less dramatic precautions - we think hiding under the bed is a much safer option.

Topics: News, China

Megan Walsh

Megan is a freelance journalist and sub-editor with a BAHons degree in Journalism and Communications. Since graduating from London Metropolitan University, she has worked as a sub-editor and writer for Candis Magazine and later contributed to publications such as The Skinny, Creative Tourist and Huffington Post, among others.

 

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