A superhero driver dashed to the rescue to catch a 2-year-old girl as she fell 12 stories from a balcony in Hanoi.
The driver was waiting in his car to make a delivery at 5pm last Sunday when he heard a crying child and a woman screaming.
31-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Manh stuck his head out of the window to see what was going on. After initially thinking it was just a 2-year-old tantrum, he realised it was a serious issue when he saw the little girl nearly 50m above the ground.
“I saw a girl climbing out of the balcony,” he told the Anninhthudo news organisation.
He then jumped out of his car and climbed a nearby building to get closer to the child if she did fall. He flung himself forward as she fell, leaving a dent in the roof.
And incredibly he was in the right place at the right time as the little girl dropped down 12 stories to be caught by the delivery driver!
“Luckily, the baby fell into my lap,” Nguyen said. “I hurriedly embraced her then saw blood leaking from her mouth, I was very frightened.”
Incredibly, the girl suffered nothing more than a dislocated hip which has now been set in a cast and being monitored at the National Children’s Hospital.
What an amazing rescue!
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