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By The Siberian Times reporter
01 October 2015

Mother talks down the boy after she left window open.

'I had a split second to decide how to get him back without scaring him'. Picture: Alexander Volegov

A shocking video shows a two year old boy precariously standing and stretching on the ledge of an eighth storey window in Miass, Chelyabinsk region. For more than a minute he is in appalling danger of falling to his death. 

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Two year old boy was precariously standing and stretching on the ledge of an eighth storey window in Miass, Chelyabinsk region. Picture: The Siberian Times


Eyewitnesses immediately called the police as the child leaned outwards and stretched out his leg, unaware of the jeopardy he was in. His mother - who has not been named - was in the kitchen cooking lunch and had no idea her son would climb up to a window she had opened to allow in some fresh air. 

When she saw him, she gently talked him in, fearful she could scare him into a fall. 

Toddler in Miass


Toddler in Miass


Toddler in Miass


Toddler in Miass


Toddler in Miass
Eyewitnesses immediately called the police as the child leaned outwards and stretched out his leg. Pictures: Alexander Volegov


'I nearly suffered a heart attack when I saw what happened', she said. 'I was cooking, the sun was roasting hot, and I decided to open the window to air it. 

'My son was with me, having lunch. I opened the window and went to another room to get something. I didn't even think he would attempt to get close to the window. He never did it before. 

'I was back a minute later and I nearly died from a heart attack when I saw him out there. I had a split second to decide how to get him back without scaring him. 

'I called his name very quietly and gently, my heart in my throat. He crawled down. I cried, sobbing, non stop for half an hour'.

Comments (3)

Child protective services need to get involved here and parents put on trial for child neglect! Horrible parenting!
Henrik, Oslo, Norway
05/10/2015 05:16
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his gardian angel for sure had a heart attack as well
Benedikt, Moscow,Russia
02/10/2015 22:46
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he must of been held by an angel.
todd, Austrailia
02/10/2015 03:37
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