Man catches baby falling from fourth floor in Turkey’s north
KASTAMONU – Anadolu AgencyA three-year-old baby who fell from the fourth floor of a building was caught by a man in the Azdavay district of the Black Sea province of Kastamonu on June 5. Video footage of the incident showed Ömer Yıldız catching three-year-old Kaan Kurtcoğlu, after seeing a crowd gathered under a balcony.
The crowd had gathered after hearing the baby’s mother crying for help. The crowd and the baby’s mother rejoiced as the baby was caught after hitting the balcony of the third floor and a shop’s sunshade.
Kurtcuoğlu was taken to Azdavay State Hospital before being sent to Kastamonu Münif İslamoğlu State Hospital due to injuries to his face. He was discharged after the treatment.
“I heard a rumble while I was going shopping. I saw the baby dangling from the balcony. He let go of the balcony despite our warnings and I caught the baby. I’m so happy that he survived,” Yıldız told Anadolu Agency.
Meanwhile, the baby’s mother, Sigar Kaya Kurtcuoğlu, voiced her happiness over her son’s survival, saying that she was thankful that Yıldız saved his life.
“We came back from the bazaar, where I went together with my two kids. I put the packets I had inside the house and placed the key inside also. My children went inside and locked the door on me while I was taking my shoes off. I wanted Kaan to throw the keys to me. I saw him over the balcony’ marble and shouted for help,” she said, as the baby’s father, Aydın Kurtcuoğlu, also thanked Yıldız.