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Three-year-old boy survives two-storey fall after onlooker catches him with his bare hands

Boy, three, survives two-storey fall after quick-thinking onlooker catches him with his bare hands

  • Chen Hao, 38, was walking home from work when he saw the boy on the balcony 
  • He dashed forward and tried to catch the toddler as soon as he started falling
  • Heroic man in China successfully broke the child’s fall and both were uninjured
  • The boy’s mother had left her son at home alone while she went out to buy lunch 

A man in south-west China has been hailed a hero for saving a falling toddler with his bare hands. 

The incident in Yinjiang, Guizhou province last Tuesday almost became a tragedy when a three-year-old boy plummeted from the second-story balcony of an apartment building. 

Fortunately, the quick-thinking onlooker saved the day by breaking the child’s fall and catching him before he hit the ground. Both were uninjured, according to Chinese reports. 

The incident in Yinjiang, Guizhou province last Tuesday almost became a tragedy when a three-year-old boy (circled) fell from the second-story balcony of an apartment building

Chen Hao, 38, is seen dashing forward, with his arm outstretched, when the child fell

Chen Hao, 38, is seen dashing forward, with his arm outstretched, when the child fell

The child's mother, Ren Liling, immediately took him to hospital, where doctors said he was uninjured after a full check-up. She had left him at home alone when the accident happened

The child’s mother, Ren Liling, immediately took him to hospital, where doctors said he was uninjured after a full check-up. She had left him at home alone when the accident happened

Chen Hao, 38, was on his way home from work at the local power supply station when he heard the child crying on the balcony of the building.

The boy’s mother had gone out to buy lunch and left her son alone at home, according to Yinjiang Rong Media Centre quoting a security guard.

‘The child was sitting dangerously on the window-balcony and crying,’ he said. 

‘I yelled at him, “don’t move, don’t move”,’ Chen told reporters. ‘But then he started to fall. So I ran forward and tried to catch him in my arms.’

Chen Hao, 38, was on his way home from work at the local power supply station when he heard the child crying on the balcony of the building

Chen Hao, 38, was on his way home from work at the local power supply station when he heard the child crying on the balcony of the building

The impact of the child's fall caused him to collapse onto the ground, Chen said

The impact of the child’s fall caused him to collapse onto the ground, Chen said

The impact of the child’s fall caused him to collapse onto the ground, Chen said.

The child’s mother, Ren Liling, immediately took him to hospital, where doctors said he was uninjured after a full check-up.

‘My first instinct was to run over and try to catch him,’ Chen said. ‘I still feel a bit of pain in my arm and leg. But I’m so glad the child is all right.’ 

‘If the kind man hadn’t caught my child, he could have been badly hurt. Thank you so much,’ Ms Ren said.

'If the kind man hadn't caught my child, he could have been badly hurt. Thank you so much,' Ms Ren said

‘If the kind man hadn’t caught my child, he could have been badly hurt. Thank you so much,’ Ms Ren said

Net users praised the man’s heroic act, calling him a ‘real-life superhero’. 

‘I wish this superman a safe life!’ one person commented on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. 

‘I hope he can live till 100 years old and make a fortune,’ another said.

‘How dangerous! The child should not have been left at home alone,’ one comment read.

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