- A man selflessly rescued a two-year-old boy from the top of a building in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
- The boy climbed onto the roof through a nearby bedroom window.
- The boy was rescued unharmed by a man who wished to remain anonymous.
This is the moment a good Samaritan in Rhode Island rescued a little boy after seeing him alone on a scaffolding balcony.
Video of the terrifying moment was captured as the boy climbed out of a window and climbed to the top of the building Tuesday morning in Woonsocket, near the Massachusetts border.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, heroically climbed into the child’s shelter and saved the two-year-old boy who climbed onto a balcony on South Main Street.
Police said the boy’s mother left the window near the boy’s bed open overnight to cool the room. The child was successfully rescued and did not suffer any injuries.
‘Crazy, what if he hadn’t been there? You know, we don’t think about things like this happening, but they happen all the time,” said neighbor Michaela Carter. NBC 10.
The man is seen grabbing the boy who was caught walking alone on a roof Tuesday morning on South Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
The unnamed man ran towards the boy after trying to tell him to get away from the edge of the building.
Video of the rescue, which was recorded from a nearby car, begins as the man, wearing a red hoodie, climbs onto the roof.
With no ladders or ladders, he quickly makes his way to the top, where the boy is seen walking near the edge.
The video ends as he extends his arms towards the boy before quickly picking him up and walking towards the window.
Michelle Higgins, another close person, said: “I kept thinking, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. The baby is going to fall.”‘
Higgins said the open window was visible from the street as the man tried to tell the baby to move away from the edge of the balcony.
The man is seen extending his hands towards the baby just before picking him up and bringing him back through the open window.
Police said the boy’s mother left the window near the boy’s bed open overnight to cool the room. The boy was successfully rescued and did not suffer any injuries.
‘I don’t know how he got up the side of the building. “My son keeps saying he has to be Spider-Man,” Higgins said.
According to the police report, his roommate notified the mother that her son was on the roof after witnessing the dramatic encounter.
“I think he’s a hero. I wanted to go out and give him a hug,” Higgins said.
After the boy was saved, the state Department of Children, Youth and Families was notified about the incident. It is unclear if the boy’s mother was charged.
The mother declined to speak to NBC 10 about what happened.