Home Alone Boy Survives 4-Storey Fall Onto Blanket

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a young boy is seen falling four storeys from a building before reportedly being caught by a blanket below.

The heart-stopping incident happened in a residential area in the city of Huai’an, which is in Jiangsu Province in East China, on the morning of 7th August.

CCTV cameras inside the complex show distressed residents pointing at the high-rise tower block where the boy, five, had reportedly climbed out of his bedroom window and was now clinging to a metal clothes rack.

Local security guard Wang Hailin can be seen sprinting towards the building in the clip.

He and another resident reportedly then caught the falling boy with a blanket, with the child seen hitting the third-floor drying rack on his way down, which helped break his fall.

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Mr Wang recalled: “On the morning of 7th August while I was heading to work, I heard a woman screaming that a child was about to fall [off a building].

“I looked up and saw the child hanging on the 4th-floor drying rack, so I threw down my moped, ran to the building, and borrowed a blanket from ground-floor residents.

“Another passer-by helped me open the blanket, and the boy fell on it shortly after.”

The child, who had been left at home alone by his grandmother, is believed to have climbed the window and unlocked its burglar bars by standing on top of a toy box.

He was taken to hospital for treatment after suffering a minor head injury, but he is not in any life-threatening condition and has since been discharged.

The boy’s nan, Xu Li, said: “I’ve learned my lesson! I’ll never leave him alone under any circumstances.

“We’re really very grateful to the people who helped save our grandson. Thank you.”

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.