Heart-stopping moment 2-year-old Chinese girl falls from a fifth-floor window and is caught by passers-by
A two-year-old girl fell from the fifth-floor window of her home in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday, but luckily was saved by a group of motorcycle couriers who noticed her on the window’s ledge mere moments before she plummeted.
Five express mail carriers were taking a break at around 11am in the Geshuiyang village of Ninghai County, Zhejiang Province, when they heard the crying of a little girl who was sitting on a fifth-floor window ledge.
It is believed the young girl had woken from a sleep and climbed out onto the window sill still disorienentated.
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The five motorcycle couriers spotted the child on the window sill, but before they could climb her and rescue her, she fell
Realising the seriousness of the situation, the group rushes into position
The couriers rushed over and stood under the window. Just as they started to discuss how to save the girl, she fell. Fortunately the men were there to catch her and save her life.
As seen in surveillance footage, the men managed to cushion the fall.
Although the girl does hit the ground after slipping through the men’s hands, the impact was significantly reduced and the girl was able to stand just after the incident.
The girl can be seen in the red circled area falling from her fifth-floor window into the arms of five motorcycle couriers
The speed the girl was falling at makes it hard for the group to catch her properly
The girl slips to the floor, but the couriers have made a huge impact in breaking her fall
The only apparent injury the girl sustained was a bruise on the outer side of one eye.
Two of the couriers were injured, one on the neck and the other on the arm. They said they saved the falling girl out of instinct.
‘I didn’t think much, I just went up to save her when the child dropped,’ said Lou Guobing, whose neck was injured.
The girl hit courier Yang Wenqiu’s arm. In the video footage he is seen in great pain after saving the girl.
Lou is also seen in the footage holding his neck and appearing in pain.
The girl’s parents said they went out to buy some medicine while their daughter was asleep.
They didn’t expect that the girl would wake up so soon and climb onto the window.
‘She fell asleep in my wife’s arms. Then we went to the nearby pharmacy. It was such a short while, as I said we’d return quickly,’ said Xue, father of the girl.
The girl can ben seen emerging from her incredible ordeal, and slowly gets to her feet
Several of the brave couriers received arm and neck injuries in helping to break her fall