An 18-month-old baby boy dropped eight stories from a Paris apartment building window before bouncing off a cafe awning and into the arms of a doctor passing by, according to French police. Amazingly, the boy wasn’t injured.
The Parisian toddler was left alone with his 4-year-old sister in the family apartment in eastern Paris while their parents went for a stroll on Monday, a French holiday. The French police have detained the boy’s parents for questioning, according to The New York Daily News.
Let’s hope they get more than a stern lecture about leaving their little kids home unattended — with the window open!
So how did this amazing rescue happen? A young man saw the baby tumble out the window and alerted his father, Dr. Philippe Bensignor, who rushed to catch the boy after he bounced off the awning of Le Vincennes, the ground floor restaurant.
“My son saw a little boy on a balcony. He had gone right outside the railing … I said to myself I mustn’t miss him,” Dr. Bensignor, told reporters. “The little boy was fine. He cried a little bit but calmed down straightaway.”
The amazing thing is that the cafe owner said he usually rolls up the awning, but left it open that afternoon. Talk about good luck!