03/11/2010 13:25 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Baby Falls Eight Storeys From Window Into Passer-By's Arms

An eighteen-month-old baby boy has fallen from the window of an eighth-floor Paris apartment and landed in the arms of a passer-by.

The dramatic fall happened on Monday when the baby was left in the family's flat with his three-year-old sister whilst his parents went out for a walk.

The child fell from the window, bounced off the awning of a ground-floor restaurant and then into the arms of a bystander.

He was taken to hospital but found to be unharmed.

The police have detained his parents for questioning.