Terrifying moment 85-year-old dangles from a 150 ft-high Chinese apartment window with just a bed sheet tied around his ankle ‘having recently undergone brain surgery’
This is the terrifying moment an 85-year-old man was found dangling upside down from a window above a 150ft drop. Horrified passers-by spotted the man hanging out of his high-rise apartment window with his foot apparently stuck in a window frame in the city of Shaoguan, Guangdong province in southern China. While some called emergency services, others let themselves into the flat and tied sheets around his ankle to stop him from falling.
One of the rescuers – who was named as Ms Yang – told local media that she was passing by while shopping for food. After seeing the old man hanging upside down she immediately contacted the emergency services.
Ms Yang recalled that as she was walking towards the shops, she saw the person seemingly hanging from the window of a tall building. She explained: ‘Because the window opening was very small, we couldn’t pull the old man up.’
According to Ms Yang, the old man was still conscious at the time, but he kept groaning and couldn’t speak. Then she called a young man and a woman from the next building who rushed upstairs to rescue him.
Ms Yang said: ‘Although it was only a few minutes, I was very nervous, and I was always afraid that the old man would fall.’ He had just undergone brain surgery, according to local media.
After the police and firefighters arrived at the scene, the man’s daughter rushed home to thank the rescuers.
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