The boy was left alone at home and he climbed out of the window then was seen standing on the ledge with his back against the window and holding onto the frame.
Zhou Shaoting, a neighbour, was alerted when he heard the boy crying and he tried to help him as best as he could. In the harrowing video, the neighbour is seen standing on his own balcony edge as he tried to rescue the boy, but he couldn’t find a spot to secure his feet.
Zhou immediately called security at the Crystal International Residential District in Siyang in Eastern China. Security guards and neighbours were forced to scramble and use a bed sheet to act as a temporary safety net.
As they waited for emergency services, Zhou decided to stand next to the boy.