November 2nd, 2010
12:18 PM ET

Baby survives 7-story fall

An 18-month-old girl in Paris, France, appeared unhurt after falling seven stories and bouncing off an awning into a man's arms, witnesses told Le Parisien newspaper.

Witnesses said the child and a sibling had been left alone briefly Monday in their seventh-floor apartment in the city's 20th arrondissement, east of the central city. The girl fell out of a window, but a boy on the street saw her falling and alerted his father, who caught the baby after she bounced off the awning of a tobacco shop and cafe on the building's ground floor, the paper reported.

The man with the quick reflexes and good hands, a doctor, looked over the girl and didn't find any injuries, but handed her off to an ambulance crew to be safe, according to Le Parisien.

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  1. jess

    read the book "when bad things happen to good people". puts this is perspective.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cyn

    That baby got delivered twice!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Deas

    Very happy to hear that this child was saved. But before people start saying that he was saved by the Creator of the Universe, give a thought to another child. A little boy was thrown out a window here, and didn't make it. Did the Creator of the Universe reject him? Was it off-duty? Sometimes things go right, and sometimes they go wrong, its not a sign that you are preferred or rejected by some deity.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • saturnx311

      I totally agree. Saying some dude in the sky saved the girl is childish fantasy.
      The Creator made the Universe, it's generally agreed, but does not concern Him/Herslf with the daily affairs of humans....

      June 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sad

    there always should be an adult servising the kid at all time whatever what the adult is doing that person should been introuble for that, and all there should be a law for that

    November 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jessica

    All I can say is, fantastic catch, Doc! The World Series has nothing on you. That is one lucky kid.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Katie

    Sounds like something out of a movie...

    Glad both children are unhurt.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gabe

    if you knew you'd survive, that almost sounds fun

    November 4, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. EGH129

    Why charge anybody, this just happened to Eric Clasptons son when a window was left open, stuff happens, yeah lets compound the parents misery by putting them in jail.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. EGH129

    And it was the work of god, he left the window open, made sure the awning broke her fall, and had an alert citizen catch her. Good work god. But we can only assume God didn't like cream so he let Claptons baby splatter.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Evelyn

    God definitely had His hands on that child and placed that man (a doctor) there! It is a miracle.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TuyaGS

    I think it's a miracle that the baby survived! Accidents do happen, but you should watch your kids! I'm just glad the baby is ok. There has to be angels who looked down on that baby! God bless

    November 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. J.D.

    Truly a miracle. It's sad that there are so many of you who feel the need to bash those of us with faith. What a lonely world you must live in.

    November 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
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