3-year-old falls out the window, gets head caught in rail before being rescued
The front page of today’s Today Morning News shows pictures of a man rescuing a 3-year-old boy who had fallen out the window of his Ningbo apartment and got his head stuck in the anti-theft grate outside, so that he was dangling by his neck. The headline: “Ningbo has its own ‘big brother’”.
The incident happened two days ago. Xiao Liu, an agile air-conditioner installation worker from Sichuan province, sitting in his own apartment playing computer games when he heard the screams of a child and saw the boy dangling from a third-floor window of the apartment building opposite his, about to fall. He bolted down 6 flights of stairs and scaled the other building to where the boy was stuck. Clinging to the outside of the building, with one foot on the second-floor anti-theft grate, he managed to support the boy’s body with one hand for 20 minutes until firefighters arrived to cut the iron railing and free the boy. The child was saved, and Xiao Liu became a local hero overnight.
When the reporter interviewed him for the story, Xiao Liu simply said, “When you see other people in trouble, its normal to help them.”
Strangely, this is not the first time a story like this has come up. Already this month, similar cases of kids falling out windows and getting their heads stuck until a kind-hearted and nimble bystander climbs up to rescue them have occurred twice: once in Guangdong province and once in Guangxi. For more details about these other stories, and video clips of the incidents themselves, follow the Beijing Cream link below.
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Today Morning News: 宁波也出了个“托举哥”
Beijing Cream: Another young child gets head caught between railings before getting rescued