Watch: Neighbors catch a toddler with blankets and mattresses after he falls from balcony
As it turned out, he and his grandmother were playing on the balcony, but the grandmother accidentally locked the boy out
In the Dongguan district of Guangdong Province, south China, neighbors looked on in horror as a toddler clung to his life on a balcony railing five stories up.
As it turned out, he and his grandmother were playing on the balcony, but the grandmother accidentally locked the boy out, said the Epoch Times. Realising that he could go inside through a window, the boy made his way inside by climbing up onto the metal railing mounted on the balcony sill.
The toddler had a hard time going to the window, and as a result lost his footing and began to cry as he clung to the railing.
“Help, there’s a kid about to fall off the building!” she shouted.
“Do not move, little kid! Do not move, little kid! You do not move,” yelled policemen to the toddler perched precariously on the curved metal railing on a balcony sill.
“There was no time to get a mattress, so we rushed to get some quilts and asked several people to stretch them out,” one neighbor said. “We stretched them out as best as we could to catch the boy who might fall down at any moment.”
“All my family was watching from our balcony,” the toddler’s mother told reporters of Southern China Daily. “I was hugging my son so tightly and my legs almost gave way. It took me a long time before I could calmed myself down.”
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