Couple Saves Falling Child With Box SpringBy: Alexandria Sardam - March 20, 2014
Moving can be fairly stressful but a young couple truly had no idea what they were in for when they decided to move out of their apartment.
While moving their belongings through the back alley of their apartment in Burbank, CA., Konrad Lightner and his wife Jennifer saw a toddler and his sister throwing their toys out of a third-story window above them. As they went inside to get another load-including a box spring-they then noticed the toddler throw one of his legs over the window sill.
Shocked by what they saw, the couple sprung into action.
“The child climbed out of the window and was actually hanging out on to what appeared to be a telephone line or a cable line. They placed the mattress underneath the child, and at that point the child released and fell to the ground,” said Burbank Police Lt. John Dilibert
“We called 911 and Konrad threw the box spring down trying to break his fall and stood there to catch him,” said Jennifer.
Konrad was able to catch the falling child and help soften his fall with the box spring. Shortly after, a neighbor ran to alert the parents of the toddler who was later extremely grateful for the Lightner’s actions.
“It was very surreal afterwards. We were just moving the rest of day and every once in a while we’d look at each other and just be like, ‘That happened. That was real,'” Jennifer explained.
The three-year-old was taken to the hospital for evaluation but did not receive any major injuries.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the event happened before the boy fell. It turns out, the couple got stuck in the elevator for thirty minutes prior to the incident. Had it not been for the delay, the couple wouldn’t have been there to help save the day and the little boy. Timing really is everything.
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