Miracle in Seattle: Baby falls from balcony, is caught by neighbor

Published: October 2, 2006 | 4871st good news item since 2003

A baby girl dangling by one hand from a third-floor balcony was spared death when she fell into the arms of a neighbor who waited underneath, police said yesterday.

The 9-month-old’s mother had left her with her 10- and 13-year-old brothers Saturday to go to work, police said.

The boys left the apartment, and the girl crawled through an open door they had left open.

The girl was hanging over a concrete sidewalk 18 ½ feet above the ground when neighbor Mary Bussey and her son, Brandon, noticed her, police said.

Mary Bussey waited under the child while Brandon ran upstairs, and the girl fell into her arms.

Officials said the baby was healthy and safe.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone would be charged.

Published in Kids & Teens, Miracles, Rescues
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