Girl stuck outside 24th floor
Dramatic rescue after girl’s head gets stuck in bars outside 24th floor in China.
By Scott Dunlop
Image via Youtube
Article originally in Parent24
This dramatic footage released by the Chinese State broadcaster shows the moment a 5-year-old girl is rescued after she was seen hanging from bars on the 24th floor of an apartment block.
The girl was discovered after neighbours heard her crying when her head got stuck in the bars outside her apartment. The apartment was apparently locked, the child having been left alone while her mother worked. According to the child, she had wanted to explore, and then become trapped. Firefighters said that her head being stuck is apparently what prevented her falling.
The heart-stopping footage also shows how a brave neighbour climbed onto the bars to hold the child after cutting the bars on another window with bolt cutters. He holds onto the bars with one hand, perilously high above the ground in order to assist the girl.
Firefighters managed to pull the girl to safety, and she was relatively unscathed after her traumatic experience.
Watch this brave rescue of a little girl stranded 70 metres above the ground (WARNING: Footage may disturb viewers with a fear of heights):
Has your child ever been dangerously explorative?