By Yuzhou Hu
A toddler was spotted hanging from a balcony on the sixth floor of a high rise in Chongqing on Monday. Onlookers watched in horror as the child lost his grip and fell from the balcony. Thankfully, residents worked together to catch the child using a large quilt, an act which very likely saved the little boy’s life, reports Kankanews.
The incident, which nearly broke every parent’s heart, took place around 4pm. Residents noticed a small child dangling from the building. He was seen clinging to a rail with both hands, attempting to climb back onto the balcony.
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Onlookers promptly called 120. Fearing that the ambulance would not make it in time, they rushed to fetch a quilt to create some sort of cushion in case the child fell. They barely had any time to set the buffer up before the child lost his grip and fell. Thankfully, the little boy landed right in the center of the quilt. Despite weeping and wailing, the toddler apparently suffered no injuries.
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It turns out the boy’s parents were at work when the incident happened. His grandmother, who was supposed to be watching him, left the child alone in the apartment while she ran to the grocery store. The toddler somehow got out onto the balcony.
The parents were immensely grateful that their little one was saved by the quick and heroic actions of their neighbors. They expressed their regrets, saying they have learned their lesson and would pay more attention to the safety of their child in the future.
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital for further examination.
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