Nail-biting moment policeman lowers himself off high-rise balcony to rescue girl, 四, stuck on 11th-floor ledge in China
A heroic policeman scaled down a high-rise building to rescue a four-year-old girl from a balcony ledge before bringing her safety.
Nail-biting footage captured in Yuhang, Hangzhou, shows brave officer Tang Wenjie rush to the aid of the young girl as she clings onto the balcony railing on the 11th-floor.
The policeman uses a makeshift harness to lower himself onto the ledge from an apartment above before hoisting the girl back over the balcony.
Police officer Tang Wenjie lowers himself from an apartment to rescue a four-year-old girl from a balcony ledge in Yuhang, Hangzhou, 中国
The officer manages to move down the high-rise building and climbs onto the balcony on the 11th floor
The child’s mother had left the flat for around 15 minutes to drop her other child to school when she was called by a neigbour who informed her the four-year-old had clambered over the balcony, 根据当地报道.
When the mother returned she realised that the flat was locked from the inside and could not be opened with her key.
Emergency teams feared it would take too long to break down the door to the flat and so they went to the apartment above and got permission for officer Tang Wenjie to scale down to the girl.
During the clip, which was filmed on September 23, the police officer climbs down from an apartment above to reach the young girl who is perched on the ledge.
As he lowers himself down, other police officers and residents on the ground start to lay down bed sheets in case of a fall.
He then grabs hold of the young girl who is stood on the ledge and hoists her over the balcony
The officer manages to work his way down to the 11th-floor ledge before climbing onto the balcony.
He then hoists the girl over the balcony railing and brings her to safety.
Local reports said the crowds applauded when the girl was rescued by the officer.