Parents are willing to go to any lengths to protect their kids, and sometimes parents are forced to go to great heights as well.
One fearless dad in China knows this all too well, he did what it took to save his son who was stuck on the ledge of their high-rise building.
The seven-year-old boy was home alone in the Chinese province of Guangdong when he thought he heard someone breaking into his seventh-floor apartment. Terrified, he tried to escape out window, where he wound up stranded on top of an air conditioning unit.
His mother realized where he was when she returned home from dropping her daughter off at school. She immediately called the fire department and her husband. The boy’s father rushed home from work and got there before the firemen.
Worried his son could fall at any moment he decided to take matters into his own hands. He climbed out the same window and carefully made his way down to his son, without any type of safety harness.
Shortly thereafter firefighters arrived on the scene and the man was able to assist them in the rescue effort. The rescue personnel attached ropes to the boy’s body and lifted him up to safety – then they went back for Dad.
The amazing rescue was captured on video, via The Daily Mail.
Rescue workers acknowledged the father’s heroics but warned people not to attempt such feats without training and safety measures in place.