Six-Year Old Boy Saved By His Ears
Posted on May 24, 2010
While some people may claim to have been saved by the bell, six-year-old Ming Ming has another tale to tell. The little boy slipped through the window bars of his home and ended up dangling by his ears eight stories above the ground!
It happened in Jucheng Compound, Yichang in Hubei Province, China, in a block of housing flats after his grandfather left him sleeping to go on an errand. It is believed the little boy woke up alone, went to the window to look for his grandfather and lost his footing.
He slipped right through the safety bars, but because he was so small his head got trapped. Neighbors heard him scream and notified firefighters who rescued the child from certain death.
“The boy had a miraculous escape. He could have fallen to the ground or have been suffocated at any minute,” said Fire service spokesman, Wang Shen
It was Ming Ming’s grandfather who opened the door for the firefighters who rescued the boy under the watchful eye of a gathering crowd below. They held the child firmly while using hydraulic tools to widen the bars and pull him safely back into the apartment.
Two ears behind bars.
That’s a rather stiff sentence for a little boy whose only crime was that he couldn’t find his grandfather.
One can only wonder how much time the grandfather should serve for endangering his grandchild’s safety?
Surely child safety advocates should have something to say about this.
What do YOU think about this?