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Toddler Caught By Hero After Falling Five Storeys When He Climbed Out Of Window

Rebecca Shepherd

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Toddler Caught By Hero After Falling Five Storeys When He Climbed Out Of Window

This video shows the heart stopping moment a heroic man caught a two-year-old boy falling from the fourth floor of a residential building in eastern China:

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In the terrifying footage, which was filmed in the city of Huai'an in Jiangsu Province on 9 July, a toddler can be seen clinging onto a fourth-floor air conditioning ledge before suddenly losing his grip and falling.

Luckily a quick-thinking local man is standing underneath the building to catch him.

According to reports, the toddler had locked his grandmother outside the flat and climbed out of the window, which was the moment a neighbour spotted him and called the police for help.

The concerned neighbours put duvets on a canopy under the building, to catch the boy in case he fell. A man named Li Dehai stood on a chair and stretched his hands out to be ready to catch the boy.

The moment he was caught. Credit: Newsflare
The moment he was caught. Credit: Newsflare

Thanks to Li's catch, the boy was not injured at all after being checked over at a hospital.

According to The Sun, Mr Li said: "After I saw the boy hanging there, I grabbed one of my blankets and four of us stood below to catch him.

"But then I noticed the glass awning and feared he might hurt himself if he fell on that first, so I put the blanket on top and went to get another thicker one."

Mr Li was later awarded with an official commendation after local authorities tracked him down. Well, no one can say it wasn't deserved.

A similarly terrifying rescue took place in France two years ago - surely no one could forget the man who scaled the outside of a building in less than 30 seconds to rescue a dangling child.

Mamoudou Gassama scaled the building without thinking twice. Credit: Twitter
Mamoudou Gassama scaled the building without thinking twice. Credit: Twitter

After completing the selfless act, Mamoudou Gassama was awarded French citizenship and a job in the fire brigade, and got to meet with France's President Macron.

He was also nicknamed the 'French Spider-Man' for his heroic efforts, which saw him climb four floors with his bare hands at an impressive speed in a bid to reach a child that was hanging from a balcony just out of reach of the neighbours.

Mamoudou, who was 22 at the time, was awarded with a medal for bravery, and was also made an official French citizen.

Featured Image Credit: Newsflare

Topics: World News, News, China News, China

Rebecca Shepherd
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