Heroic grandmother, 64, catches toddler after falling 20 feet from open window

Heroic grandmother, 64, catches toddler after falling 20 feet from open window while walking home with her groceries in Russia

  • Svetlana Sanarova, 64, saw a toddler clinging precariously to a 2nd floor window
  • She dropped her bags and ran with her arms out from under the window
  • Svetlana arrived in time to catch the boy after his 20-foot fall in Novokuznetsk

A heroic grandmother was walking home from a supermarket when a toddler clung precariously to a second-floor window.

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and ran out with her arms to be under the window.

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy named Egor after this 20-foot fall in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk.

After her life-saving act, the woman yelled “Help” and the child’s father, Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, came running to pick up his son.

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, was walking home from a supermarket when a toddler clung dangerously to a second-floor window

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, was walking home from a supermarket when she saw a toddler clinging precariously to a second-floor window

In the shock of the moment, he thanked her, but did not ask her name, and Svetlana left the scene.

Just six days later, the woman was identified as authorities prepare to honor her for her act.

“Only after that did my blood pressure rise,” said the grandmother of one.

The father said he thought his wife was taking care of the boy while she had gone to get a bottle for their other child.

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy named Egor (pictured) after this 20-foot fall in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy named Egor (pictured) after this 20-foot fall in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk

CCTV shows how she arrived in time to catch the boy named Egor (pictured) after this 20-foot fall in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and rushed with her arms outstretched to be under the window

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and rushed with her arms outstretched to be under the window

Svetlana Sanarova, 64, dropped her bags and rushed with her arms outstretched to be under the window

The couple have a daughter of four and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old.

Svetlana said, “I saw him standing in the window from a distance.

“And then… I didn’t know what to do.

‘And what would you do? I thought if I didn’t catch him, he would crash right before my eyes.

In the shock of the moment, the boy's father, Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, thanked her but did not ask her name and Svetlana left the scene

In the shock of the moment, the boy's father, Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, thanked her but did not ask her name and Svetlana left the scene

In the shock of the moment, the boy’s father, Dmitry Teryokhin, 27, thanked her but did not ask her name and Svetlana left the scene

The couple have a daughter of four and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old

The couple have a daughter of four and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old

The couple have a daughter of four and twins, the boy who fell and his sister, 18 months old

“I had to run and catch or it would be much worse.

“It turned out to be quite heavy, but I wasn’t thinking about the risk at the time.”

She said that the father gave her money – 1,000 rubles, or £10.

‘I refused, because this insulted me.

“He put it in my bag anyway, so it’s on my table at home now.

‘I do not need it.’

Svetlana said that she saw the boy from a distance, standing in front of the window, and added: “I had to run and catch, otherwise it would be much worse”

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