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Five-year-old boy falls from a seventh-floor window in Belarus - but SURVIVES after neighbours CATCH him in a blanket

  • Video shows moment child falls from seventh-floor window in Minsk, Belarus
  • Child had been left home alone, climbed onto the window sill and slipped
  • Neighbour spotted him and hanging out the window just in time to raise alarm
  • They held up blanket and managed to catch the five-year-old as he fell

By Sara Malm for MailOnline

Published: 09:48 EDT, 12 July 2018 | Updated: 10:20 EDT, 12 July 2018

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This is the amazing moment a group of neighbours came together to save the life of a five-year-old boy who fell from the window of a seventh-floor flat in Minsk, Belarus.

The little boy had been left home alone by his mother as a punishment, and had climbed onto the window sill waiting for them to come back when he slipped.

Video footage shows the child falling helplessly, before being caught in a blanket held up by neighbours below. 

Risky business: The five-year-old boy was spotted hanging out of the window of his family's seventh-floor flat in Minsk, Belarus
Risky business: The five-year-old boy was spotted hanging out of the window of his family's seventh-floor flat in Minsk, Belarus

Risky business: The five-year-old boy was spotted hanging out of the window of his family's seventh-floor flat in Minsk, Belarus

The boy's plight had been spotted by a local security guard, named only as Mikhail, who saw the little boy hanging from the window and raised the alarm.

Together, a group of neighbours rushed outside with a blanket - just in time to catch the boy as he lost his grip and fell.  

The boy fell through the blanket, which ripped, but it managed to slow him down enough to save his life. 

He is being treated at a nearby hospital for internal bruising but is expected to make a good recovery.  

The boy's plight had been spotted by a local security guard, named only as Mikhail, who saw the little boy hanging from the window and raised the alarm
The boy's plight had been spotted by a local security guard, named only as Mikhail, who saw the little boy hanging from the window and raised the alarm
Video footage shows the boy losing his grip and falling from the window
Video footage shows the boy losing his grip and falling from the window

Fall: Video footage shows the boy losing his grip and falling from the window

Lucky catch: A group of neighbours who had rushed outside with a blanket were able to catch the boy as he lost his grip and fell
Lucky catch: A group of neighbours who had rushed outside with a blanket were able to catch the boy as he lost his grip and fell

Lucky catch: A group of neighbours who had rushed outside with a blanket were able to catch the boy as he lost his grip and fell

One of the neighbours, who reportedly works as a doctor at the local hospital was able to give the boy first aid. 

He said: 'His mother rushed up with two kids, while he was still in my hands. 

'She did not know what to say or who to, she was shocked, you can understand that. We shouldn't judge her. 

'When she arrived, the boy said to her: "Mommy, I just wanted to go for a walk."'

Eyewitnesses said that before the boy fell, he was calling for his mother, asking for her forgiveness and promising to behave in future. 

Police have launched an investigation into the incident but have not yet made any comment on their findings. 

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