A five-year-old boy had an incredible escape when he fell from a window – only to get wedged behind an air conditioning unit.
Neighbours watched in horror as the boy plunged from a fourth floor window - then saved by the astonishing twist of fate.
They raced up to the apartment the city of Shishi, in Fujian Province, China, and plucked him to safety after 40 anxious minutes.
The drama happened after dad Wang Zhicheng left his son Wenbo asleep at home on his own to go to the shop.
But Wenbo woke up whilst his father was still out and opened a window – and then fell out.
A neighbour who first saw the boy said: "Suddenly I heard loud baby cries. Looking out I was terrified to see a boy was struggling in the air, with his head stuck behind the air conditioner."
Five neighbours rushed up to the boy's flat and broke in.
One said: "I grabbed the boy's head, preventing him from slipping down further."
Meanwhile, the other three broke into the flat below so that they could lean out the window and support the boy's weight. The boy was eventually rescued 40 minutes later.
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