A Chinese worker has been hailed as a hero after climbing across a building’s façade without any protection to save a little girl.
The maintenance worker, who has been billed as the real-life’ spider-man’, rushed to the child’s rescue after onlookers noticed her being stranded outside a balcony six-storeys up.
Heart-stopping footage shows the service engineer clinging onto railings before grabbing hold of the terrified youngster and pushing her back to her home.
A brave service engineer in China has been billed as ‘spider-man’ after he clung to the exterior side of a residential block without any protection to save a young child Thursday morning
The saviour, Hu Yunchuan, was working nearby when he heard about a five-year-old girl being trapped on a building’s exterior wall after climbing out of a window by accident.
Mr Hu’s company has rewarded him with a brand-new apartment to honour his heroic act.
The extraordinary incident took place on Thursday morning in Zigong, Sichuan province of south-western China.
At the time, Mr Hu saw a crowd of people gathering outside a residential building while he was working at a local community.
He found out that a little girl had been trapped outside a window after she accidentally climbed out of her home on the sixth floor to look for her mother. It is believed that the young child was home alone.
Mr Hu first attempted to force-open the apartment’s front door with another resident but to no avail, he later told the local media.
The service engineer then climbed onto the building’s façade through the window of the resident living on the floor below.
Heart-stopping footage filmed by a local resident shows the courageous maintenance worker climbing across the frontage of the high-rise block with bare hands to save the terrified child
Mr Hu (pictured right) has been billed as ‘spider-man’ by Chinese social media users for his brave act after the footage of him saving the young girl on Thursday went viral
A video shows Mr Hu scaling the exterior side of the block with bare hands to save the terrified child while other people spread out a bed sheet preparing to catch the girl if she falls.
Within seconds, the child was successfully rescued by the worker.
Mr Hu was billed as the real-life ‘spider-man’ by his company, consumer electronics giant Haier.
The firm announced in a social media post today that Mr Hu will be awarded with a brand-new flat worth 600,000 yuan (£68,997) for saving the little girl’s life.
‘We don’t like to see dangerous incidents happen. But when society is in need, we hope every Haier person will come forward,’ the company wrote.
Mr Hu told Sichuan Observer that the heroic act was sprung by his natural reaction.
‘I didn’t think about anything at that moment,’ the service engineer added. ‘It’s quite a common thing to do.
‘Not just me, a lot of people [would do the same].’
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