Heart-stopping CCTV footage has gone viral, showing a child falling from a high apartment building in China.
The boy was home alone when he climbed on a toybox and unlocked the burglar bars to the window.
Moments later the 5-year-old, who'd managed to climb out of the window, could be seen clinging to a metal clothing rack - just a couple of seconds before he lost his grip and went plummeting to the ground.
Fortunately, Wang Hailin a security guard who works nearby, saw the boy hanging from the clothing rack and rushed to the bottom of the building with a blanket to break his fall.
"I looked up and saw the child hanging on the 4th-floor drying rack, so I threw down my mop, ran to the building, and borrowed a blanket from ground-floor residents," he recalled.
"Another passer-by helped me open the blanket, and the boy fell on it shortly after."
The incident which could've been fatal left the youngster, who is not in a life-threatening condition, with a minor head injury.
Source: Magazine Features