A heroic rescue was got on CCTV camera in China, as bypassing man successfully caught a one-year-old child, who who’d fallen from a Chinese apartment block’s window ledge. Despite pouring rain, the hero somehow manages to cling on to the baby just inches before it would have hit the ground.
The baby was spotted on the window ledge during a thunderstorm in Zhongshan City in Guangdong Province after apparently climbing out in search of its mother.
“The child was home alone, afraid, and calling out ‘Mummy, Mummy, Mummy,'” said a woman, who witnessed the accident.
A group of onlookers rushed inside the building in the hope of rescuing the child. Then, the incredible surveillance footage shows a man rushing across the road and holding out his arms to catch the falling child. Video of the incident was uploaded online and has since gone viral with hundreds of thousands of views.
Another man, identified as Mr. Hu also rushed to the site to join in the rescue, along with other nearby residents who put several pieces of cardboard and a sofa on the ground under the window in the hope of breaking the child’s fall.
The man, who caught the child, is known as Mr. Li. He later told Reuters: “I was so scared I wouldn’t catch him. Some people brought some cardboard boxes over in case I couldn’t catch him, thinking that he wouldn’t hurt himself so much if he fell onto the cardboard boxes.”
“It was nothing but human instinct to do so ,” Mr. Hu said.
Several moments later, the child was given into the arms of a woman, believed to be boyâs mother, who then ran away from the scene.