Boy falling from six-storey flat survives after neighbours catch him

Boy falling from six-storey flat survives after neighbours catch him

July 30, 2019

Heart-stopping moment neighbours use blankets to catch a three-year-old boy after he fell from a six-storey flat while looking for his grandmother

  • Nail-biting video shows boy clinging onto his flat’s balcony in Chongqing, China
  • Horrified residents quickly grabbed two large blankets and placed it below him
  • The boy survived the ordeal unharmed thanks to his quick-thinking neighbours
  • He had been left alone at home and woke up to find his grandmother missing 

A young boy in south-west China has miraculously survived a six-storey fall thanks to his quick-thinking neighbours.

The three-year-old boy was filmed desperately clinging onto a balcony of a high-rise building in Chongqing city’s Jiulongpo district on Monday afternoon. Horrified residents quickly grabbed two large blankets and placed it below him.

Nail-biting footage shows the moment the boy loses his grip and falls. Fortunately, the blankets caught the falling child and he was unhurt. 


The three-year-old boy was filmed clinging onto a balcony of a high-rise building in Chongqing city’s Jiulongpo District on Monday afternoon. Nail-biting footage (right) shows the moment the boy loses his grip and falls. Fortunately, the blankets caught the child and he was unhurt

The boy had been left alone at home and woke up from a nap to find his grandmother (pictured) missing, according to Shangyou News. She had went out to get groceries

The boy had been left alone at home and woke up from a nap to find his grandmother missing, according to Shangyou News. She had went out to get groceries. 

In a bid to look for his grandmother, the boy had climbed on top of a sink on his balcony and tumbled over the glass railing, leaving him clinging on for dear life. 

Video filmed by neighbour Mr Liu shows the child kicking his legs and desperately trying to pull himself up.


In a bid to look for his grandmother, the boy had climbed on top of a sink on his balcony and tumbled over the glass railing, leaving him clinging on for dear life

A security guard of the residential district told Pear that the child had been holding on for nearly four minutes before letting go. Above, a neighbour carrying the unharmed boy to safety

‘He was kicking and trying to climb up. He managed to lift himself a little bit but then slid back down again,’ Mr Liu said. 

A security guard of the residential district told video news site Pear that the child had been holding on for nearly four minutes before letting go. 

Luckily, the boy had fallen right in the middle of the blankets and was unharmed.

The grandmother carried the boy home and his parents later took him to hospital.

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