A teacher in northwestern China is being crowned a hero after catching a baby girl falling from the window of an eight-story apartment building Tuesday night.
The incident happened in Xi'an, the capital of
Shaanxi province, around 7 p.m. when a two-and-a-half-year-old girl
named Chenchen crawled onto a window sill eight story up.
residents noticed the child, including a teacher named Yuan Jian-Pian
who, thinking quick, bolted over in the nick of time and caught the
infant in his outstretched arms.
The impact of her landing was enough to cause him to tumble with the child still in his arms.
residents rushed Chenchen to a nearby hospital. She suffered a
fractured rib and and reportedly has air bubbles in her lungs, but her
injuries were luckily deemed non-life threatening.