Heartstopping moment toddler hangs out of apartment window

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A video circulating online shows the terrifying moment a toddler was left dangling precariously outside a fourth storey window of his family's apartment in Hong Kong, before being pulled to safety.

The minute-long clip shows the young boy hanging outside the window near a clothesline, scrambling to try and get back inside.

The family was reportedly alerted to the boy's dangerous situation after hearing terrified screams from people below the apartment.

Footage posted online shows the boy dangling outside the fourth story window. Source: YouTube
Footage posted online shows the boy dangling outside the fourth story window. Source: YouTube

Toddler cannot speak yet

The terrifying rescue was taking in Hing Tin Estate on Tuesday.

The one-minute-long clip shows the three-year-old dangling outside the window wearing only a nappy. In the short video, he struggles, trying desperately to get back inside before a woman is seen leaning out the window, lifting the child to safety.

The boy’s grandmother told Hong Kong news outlet HK01 that she was “scared to death" when she realised what was happening.

She explained her grandson was believed to have been lying in bed when he climbed out of the window by wriggling through the window grills, falling through a large gap.

The three-year-old apparently has developmental delays and cannot speak, which is why he didn't yell or scream for help.

The boy was taken to hospital, with HK01 reporting that no one was arrested in the incident, but the toddler’s 36-year-old mother was given a verbal warning by police.

The family also told the outlet they will get their window grills secured to prevent another accident in the future.

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