Man catches one-year-old baby falling from window

Baby climbed onto window during a heavy thunderstorm

A man successfully caught a one-year-old baby who fell from a second storey window on Sunday in southern China.The baby, who it was believed went looking for his mother, climbed onto the window during a heavy storm. Video: Reuters

Thu, May 22, 2014, 16:13

A man successfully caught a one-year-old baby who fell from a second story window on Sunday in a south China county, according to local reports.

The baby, who it was believed went looking for his mother, climbed onto the window during a heavy thunderstorm, recalled a vendor who lives in the opposite building in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan City of Guangdong Province.

Mr Li, a resident, hurried across the road and held out his arms, according to the surveillance video footage, in the hope of catching the falling baby.

Mr Hu, also a local resident, 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, the video footage showed.

“I didn’t think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him. Some people put down cardboard to avoid serious injuries to the baby if I fail to catch him,” said Li.

“It was nothing but human instinct to do so,” said Mr Hu.

Reuters