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In heart-stopping moment, passerby saves girl falling from building

By Luo Xiangyi and Ma Chi| chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: July 22, 2022 L M S

When a baby girl fell from a building, a man rushed forward to catch her with his bare hands.

That heart-stopping scene happened on Tuesday morning in Tongxiang city, East China's Zhejiang province. The man who saved the girl is named Shen Dong.

On that day, when Shen was about to walk into the bank where he works, he spotted something falling down from a residential building across the street. A huge bang was heard when the thing crashed on the advertising board on the second floor.

It took a few seconds for Shen to realize that it was a child that was fell from the sixth floor after seeing it move on the advertisement board.

Shen rushed to the building while simultaneously calling the police for help. But before long, the girl began moving and fell from the second floor. Shen came forward immediately and caught her. 

He then drove the 2-year-old to hospital. Despite suffering some injuries, the girl's life is not in danger and she is under medical observation now.

The girl's mother expressed her deep gratitude to Shen and another women who also offered help during the rescue.

"I'm also a father of two children and I don't want to see any children get hurt," Shen said.

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