Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage shows a heroic SWAT officer standing on a building ledge and holding a crying girl who is dangling by her neck from a set of second-floor burglar bars.
The four-year-old had been left at home by her mum and climbed out an open window to watch her collect a package downstairs when the accident happened on 5th December.
According to reports, the girl hung by her neck from the metal security bars outside her family’s residential building in Haiyan County in East China’s Zhejiang Province.
Images show officer Chen Zhe climbing the side of the building with the ladder before reaching the girl by standing on the frame of the window below.
He holds up the crying child, whose arms are being pulled from above by his panicking mother, Ms Xiao.
Officer Chen said: “Her neck was stuck there, and her mum was holding her up by both hands.
“The child could go neither up nor down. She cried and said it hurt, so I held her up from the bottom”
His colleague, Zhu Jinfei, recalled: “Her mother was very tired at that point.
“We tried to pull her back into the home, but it didn’t work. She was stuck.”
Local residents who provided the ladder also brought an angle grinder, and footage shows the girl finally being lifted back into her home after the burglar bar is cut.
The girl was not harmed.
Ms Xiao said: “I went downstairs to receive a delivery, so I gave her my phone and told her to watch cartoons.
“When I came back, she was gone. The phone was on the bed, but I didn’t see her.
“I looked out the window and there she was.”
Ms Xiao said she was very grateful to the officers and local residents who helped prevent a tragedy.
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