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Hero grandmother, 64, catches toddler after he falls 20ft from an open window

Hero grandmother, 64, catches toddler after he falls 20ft from an open window while she was walking home with her shopping in Russia

  • Svetlana Sanarova, 64, saw a toddler clinging precariously to a 2nd floor window
  • She dropped her bags and rushed holding her arms out under the window 
  • Svetlana arrived in time to catch the boy after his 20ft fall in Novokuznetsk 

A hero grandmother was walking home from a supermarket when she saw a toddler clinging precariously to a second floor window.

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and rushed holding her arms out to be under the window.

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy called Egor after this 20ft fall in Russian city Novokuznetsk.

After her life-saving act, the woman shouted ‘Help’ and the child’s father Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, came running down to retrieve his son.

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, was walking home from a supermarket when she saw a toddler clinging precariously to a second floor window

In the shock of the moment he thanked her but did not ask her name and Svetlana left the scene.

Only six days later was the woman identified as the authorities prepare to honour her for her act.

‘It was only afterwards that my blood pressure rose,’ said the grandmother-of-one.

The father said he thought his wife was looking after the boy, while she had gone to get a bottle for their other child.

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy called Egor (pictured) after this 20ft fall in Russian city Novokuznetsk

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy called Egor (pictured) after this 20ft fall in Russian city Novokuznetsk

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and rushed holding her arms out to be under the window

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and rushed holding her arms out to be under the window

The couple have a daughter, four, and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old.

Svetlana said: ‘I saw him from a distance away, standing in the window.

‘And then… I did not know what to do.

‘And what would you do? I thought, if I didn’t catch him, he would crash before my eyes.

In the shock of the moment the boy's father Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, thanked her but did not ask her name and Svetlana left the scene

In the shock of the moment the boy’s father Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, thanked her but did not ask her name and Svetlana left the scene

The couple have a daughter, four, and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old

The couple have a daughter, four, and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old

‘I needed to run and catch, or it would be much worse.

‘He turned out to be rather heavy, but I did not think about the risk at that moment.’

She said the father gave her money – 1,000 roubles, or £10.

‘I refused, because this offended me.

‘He put it in my bag anyway, so it is laying on my table at home now.

‘I don’t need it.’

Svetlana said that she saw the boy from a distance away, standing in the window, adding: 'I needed to run and catch, or it would be much worse'

Svetlana said that she saw the boy from a distance away, standing in the window, adding: ‘I needed to run and catch, or it would be much worse’

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