A delivery driver in Vietnam is called a hero after he miraculously caught a small child who fell from a balcony on the 12th floor.
Nguyen Ngoc Man, 31, was sitting in his truck waiting to deliver a package to a high-rise complex in Hanoi on Sunday when he heard a child crying and a woman screaming over his head. He told the Anninhthudo news organization, according to the Evening Standard, that he initially removed the commotion as a simple child with hysteria.
But when Mann noticed people in the street panicking and screaming, he rolled down his window and looked up. To his horror, he saw a little girl hanging 1
The heart-stopping moment was filmed on video and shared on social networks.
Mann, the father himself, immediately jumped out of his truck. Trying to figure out where the girl might land, he climbed a 6-meter wall between where he was stopped and the apartment complex.
“I was scaling the wall and saw that it could fall on the metal roof of the house used to store electric generators for the complex, so I tried to climb to the top,” Mann told VN Express. “I did it, but I couldn’t stand firm because the roof was crooked.”
When the girl lost her grip on the balcony railing and fell, Manch slipped. But he lunged forward and, astonishingly, caught the little child.
She wasn’t crying, he said, but blood was dripping from her mouth.
“She looked so much like my child at home. I was so confused, I just managed to tell her, “Please, please, I’m here now,” Mann told VN Express International.
The little girl was taken to hospital, where doctors treated her for a sprained hip, but said there were no other injuries. Mann sprained his arm to grab it.
Many on social media hailed Mann as a hero, but he told VN Express that he was not interested in the label. He said he just wanted to “do good.”
He told Anninhthudo that he felt no comfort in his rescue efforts until he returned home to hug his own daughter, who is about the same age as the girl he rescued, according to the Evening Standard.
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