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Published:November 2nd, 2010 17:36 EST

Miracle: Baby Survives 7-Floor Fall Without A Scratch!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An 18-month-old boy survived after falling seven floors and bouncing off a Paris cafe awning into the arms of a passer-by, witnesses said Tuesday.

"My son saw a little boy on a balcony. He had gone right outside the railing... I said to myself I mustn`t miss him," the toddler`s saviour, local doctor Philippe Bensignor, told AFP, recounting Monday`s drama.


`I had time to move from side to side to get in the right position,` he added. `The little boy was fine. He cried a little bit but calmed down straightaway.`


If a baby fell from a seventh floor balcony, I would think twice about trying to catch him. If the toddler landed on my head instead of in my arms, I might be seriously wounded, and to add insult to injury his parents would probably sue me.

I`m such a klutz that I would probably miss the baby if I tried to capture him -- this is a no-win situation.

It`s a miracle that the child didn`t suffer any injuries from his fall, thanks to the good doctor.

The physician should be commended for his agility and willingness to get involved. Society needs more good folks like the doctor, and less people like me.

The bouncing baby boy had been left alone in the family apartment with his sister by the parents, who have been taken into custody.

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