Zhongshan man catches baby falling from second-story window in heavy rain

Updated: 23 May 2014
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Heart-in-mouth moment: Two men look up in horror as a baby teeters on a second-storey window ledge seconds before falling off
 
Terrifying: The men brace themselves to catch the baby as it drops into view in the CCTV footage
 
Heroic: One of the men, Mr Li, manages to cling onto the baby despite the pouring rain as a woman in the background screams in terror
 
Safe: Mr Li wrestles the infant firmly into his arms to ensure it doesn't hit the ground
 
The baby is cradled by a woman, believed to its mother, after the incident
 
This is the dramatic moment a passerby miraculously catches a one-year-old baby who fell from a second-storey window ledge.
 
CCTV cameras show the man, known as Mr Li, looking upwards in terror just before the infant drops into view in a street in China.
 
Despite pouring rain, the hero somehow manages to cling on to the baby just inches before it would have hit the ground.

The baby was spotted on the window ledge during a thunderstorm in Zhongshan City in Guangdong Province after apparently climbing out in search of its mother.
 
A group of onlookers rushed inside the building in the hope of rescuing the child.

Others put items including a sofa and cardboard boxes in the street below in an attempt to cushion the baby's fall as it teetered on the ledge. 
 
Mr Li said: 'I didn't think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him.
 
'It was nothing but instinct to do so.' 
The child was later placed in the arms of a woman, believed to its mother, who runs off cradling the baby.
 
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