Hero Electrician Saves Boy, 2, From Tower Block Ledge

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a heroic electrician rescues a home alone toddler who ventured onto the narrow 6-inch-wide window ledge of a tower block four storeys up while searching for his parents.

The boy, aged two, had been left at home alone and is thought to have scaled the balcony’s glass railing in search for his parents.

Security guard Bu Yuxiang, who works at the Yingcui Huating Residential District in Guangzhou’s Baiyun District in South China’s Guangdong Province, was the first to spot the crying boy.

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He called the police for help and a nearby group of electricians were also alerted.

Mobile phone video taken by residents across the street show tradesman Ye Wanliang navigating the outside of the residential high-rise to reach the boy, who is squatting on the ledge outside his balcony’s glass partition.

Ye grabs hold of the tot and lifts him back onto the balcony of his family’s 4th-floor home, drawing loud cheers from witnesses, some of whom had been holding a blanket on the ground below just in case.

The child was not injured during the ordeal.

Ye recalled: “I was working at the time and got a phone call from my boss saying there was an incident here.

“There was a young boy – two or three years old – stuck outside his balcony on the edge of the building.

“I poked my head out and could see him shaking on the ledge, which was no more than 14 or 15 centimetres (5.5 to 5.9 inches) wide.

“We usually work in high places and had a spare safety harness, so I climbed over and walked to him one step at a time.

“I told the boy not to move and grabbed his arm, lifting him back over the railing.

“He was looking for his parents – he had been left at home alone – and tried climbing out again!

“This time I went into house and waited with him for about 30 minutes until his dad returned.”