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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hero Dad Catches Toddler After Tumble From Paris Apartment Building Window

Filed under: In The News, Weird But True

Nice catch, Dad. Credit: Getty Images

Zut alors!

It was the catch of a lifetime for a French good Samaritan, who saved a Parisian toddler from certain death this week.

An 18-month-old baby tumbled out of an apartment building in Paris Nov. 1, only to be saved by the open arms of a father who was passing by on the street below. The little girl, who fell seven stories, bounced off a cafe awning and was caught by the unnamed man, the New York Post reports.

The rescuer, who also happened to be a doctor, was alerted to the situation by his own young son. The boy got a glimpse of the child, who was allegedly playing with her sisters, just before she fell out of the window. French authorities are praising the man's quick reflexes and credit him with saving the baby's life.

The petite enfant, who also was not named, was taken to the hospital. Miraculously, she suffered nary a scratch during her frightening fall. According to the Post, the children were unsupervised at the time of the incident and les gendarmes are questioning the child's parents as to why the kids were left in the apartment alone.