Miracle escape of boy, 3, who became wedged behind air-conditioning unit on 8th floor of Beijing towerblock
A lucky three-year-old boy had a miraculous escape after he fell from a eighth floor balcony and became trapped in the building's air-conditioning unit.
The toddler, who has not been named, had been left home alone in the apartment in Beijing, China, before he fell.
Neighbours, who heard him screaming in terror, called the police for help. But when they noticed he was starting to slip they decided to take the matter into their own hands.
Terror on the eighth floor: Rescuers prepare to grab the three-year-old boy as he begins to slip after becoming wedged in an air conditioner
You're safe now: Rescuers Wang and Zhou work together as the lucky lad is pulled free
Helping hands: The rescuers celebrate as the toddler is brought to safety
Two grocery shop workers, Mr Wang and Mr Zhou, leapt into action climbing out of the window and grabbing the boy's arm in the nick of time.
A passing witness, a Mr Miao, said he suddenly heard screaming and when he looked up he saw 'a kid was stuck behind an air conditioner while his legs were dangling in the air'
Long way down: Rescuers reached the boy from a seventh floor balcony after he fell from his apartment one floor up
Mr Miao added: 'Then several men appeared at the balcony on the 7th floor. One of them climbed over and caught the boy's wrist'.