A delivery driver in Vietnam is being called a hero after he miraculously caught a boy who fell off a 12th-floor balcony.
Nguyen Ngoc Manh, 31, was sitting in his van, waiting to deliver a package to a residence in Hanoi on Sunday, February 28, when he heard a child cry and a woman screaming overhead.
He said that he initially ignored the shock like a child having a tantrum.
But when Manh noticed that people on the street were panicking and yelling, he rolled down his window and looked up, to his horror, he saw a girl hanging 50 meters in the air, VN Express International reported.
Manh, himself a father, immediately got out of his truck. Trying to gauge where the girl might land, he climbed a 6-foot wall between where he was being held and the apartment complex.
“I made it, but I couldn’t hold my ground because the roof was crooked.
When the girl lost her grip on the balcony railing and began to fall, Manh slipped. But he lunged forward and caught the boy.
Nguyen Ngoc Manh
She wasn’t crying, he said, but blood was dripping from his mouth.
“She looked a lot like my daughter at home. She was so confused that I could only say, ‘Please, please, I’m here now,'” Manh told VN Express International.