A brave man in Kazakhstan is being extolled as a hero as he risked his life to rescue a three-year-old girl from falling from a height of over 100-feet.
As maintained by the Independent, the incident happened in Kazakhstan's Nur-Sultan on Wednesday. While her mother had gone out for shopping, the 3-year-old girl had used cushions to climb out of the window, after which she was left hanging.
The rescuer, identified as Shontakbaev Sabit was reportedly on his way to office when he noticed a crowd gathered beneath the building watching in horror as the toddler clung to the window ledge.
Watch the rescue footage below:
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...Like incredibly brave & quick-thinking hero, Sabit Shontakbaev jumping into action when he spotted a girl hanging from an 8th story window, 80ft up.#MoreNiceThings pic.twitter.com/4SHfRCgnaq
In the video, while the girl is seen dangling by the window ledge, the rescure is seen stepping out of the window - just a floor below her house - and attempting to reach out to the toddler. The whole video showed the toddler hanging for her life as the rescuer climbed outside, stood on the window below, and urged the child to let go.
The clip also showed the samaritan pulling the toddler's leg as the gap between the windows is nearly about three feet. Seconds into the clip, the child is then seen letting go off her grip. Sabit catches the three-year-old in a swift motion and then passes on the child inside the room.
After the incident, the Independent reported that Kazakhstan's ministry of emergency situations named the man a hero and awarded him a medal for the speedy rescue which helped save the toddler's life.
The ministry said that the Subdivisions of the Department of Emergency Situations had sent 7 personnel and 2 vehicles to the scene, but it added that by the time of arrival, it was established that the man had saved the child dangling from the window.
"No one was with the girl, born in 2019. Fortunately, our hero Shontakbaev Sabit, born in 1985, seeing the hanging, crying child, without hesitation and risking his own life, took emergency action and literally caught and saved the little girl's life in a matter of seconds," the ministry said.
In the meantime, the rescue video has taken the internet by storm. Netizens thanked the man for his incredible bravery. Furthermore, the rescuer has also been honoured with a badge “For Courage In Emergency Situations,” by the first Vice-Minister of Emergency Situations.