...and now for a heart-warming story:
New York 'heroes' save falling toddler by Richard Holt and agencies
Two men in New York men are being hailed as heroes after catching a three-year-old boy as he fell four storeys from a fire escape. Julio Gonzalez and Pedro Navarez saw toddler Timothy Addo hanging screaming from a railing and ran to position themselves underneath him. As the child fell to the ground he first hit some tree branches, bounced off the chest of 40-year-old Mr Navarez and straight into Mr Gonzalez's arms.
"I just knew that baby was not going to hit the ground," the 43-year-old mechanic told the New York Post. The dramatic rescue in the Bronx came just days after another New Yorker made the headlines by throwing himself onto a Manhattan subway track in front of a train to save a man who had fallen after a seizure.
"This is the week of heroes in New York," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Timothy, who police said had crawled out of a fifth-floor window when his babysitter briefly took her eyes off of him, was treated for a cut on his forehead. He apparently fell through a gap to the fourth-floor fire escape, where he clung on desperately 40 feet above the street, screaming: "Somebody get me! Somebody get me!" "He was hanging on for dear life," Mr Gonzalez said. "We ran over and stood underneath so we could catch him."
"He's fine. He's happy. He's smiling," his mother Katrina Cosme said. A detective said police had talked to the babysitter and an investigation was continuing.