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Dramatic Footage Shows Man Catch Baby Falling From 2nd Storey Window In China (VIDEO)

23/05/2014 09:49 | Updated 23 May 2014

This is the astonishing moment a one-year-old baby tumbled from a second floor window – and was expertly caught by a passerby.

CCTV footage shows two men in the midst of a thunderstorm with their arms outstretched as the child clambers onto a window ledge.

As the men position themselves, residents place cardboard and a sofa on the ground.

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It's hard to watch this without holding your breath

Fortunately the naked infant did not touch the ground – and landed straight in the arms of one of the men.

A woman presumed to be his mother then rushes up to gather her mercifully uninjured child.

The incident occurred in Zhongshan City of Guangdong Province, Euronews reports.

One of the men, identified only as Mr Li, told China’s CCTV: “I didn’t think too much at the time.

“I was just afraid of failing to catch him. Some people put down cardboard to avoid serious injuries to the baby if I fail to catch him.

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