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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/25/national/main608611.shtml

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A 2-year-old girl fell three stories from a resort walkway and safely into the arms of a man who had been reading a book by the pool and raced to save her.

The momentum sent both crashing into a bush, but the girl only suffered a bump and some scratches Saturday.

"I just happened to be at the right place at the right time," Alan Burns, 43, said Wednesday.

Burns said he was enjoying his weekend getaway at the Dorsan Suites when he heard a woman screaming. He looked up to see the toddler hanging from a railing on an outdoor walkway.

Burns and the woman ran underneath the child when the girl let go and fell into Burns' arms.

The baby's mother showed up several minutes later and was arrested on a charge of child neglect, police said. The woman was released on $1,000 bail.


So I'm torn on this one...a 2yr old can be tough to keep trac of. I mean you tale you eye off them for a min and they're gone.

Neglect?
 

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Thumber said:
So I'm torn on this one...a 2yr old can be tough to keep trac of. I mean you tale you eye off them for a min and they're gone.

Neglect?
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The baby's mother showed up several minutes later and was arrested on a charge of child neglect, police said. The woman was released on $1,000 bail.
A minute does not equal several minutes. And that was several minutes later, which is after the man caught the child.
 

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Burns said he was enjoying his weekend getaway at the Dorsan Suites when he heard a woman screaming. He looked up to see the toddler hanging from a railing on an outdoor walkway.

Burns and the woman ran underneath the child when the girl let go and fell into Burns' arms.

Maybe i'm reading this wrong. Sounds like the mother ran down to where Burns was and waited for the baby to fall?
 

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I think there were just two random people, one of which saw the toddler and yelled, then they both caught the falling toddler. Then "several minutes later" the actual mother of the toddler showed up. The other woman wasn't related to the toddler.

Anyways, it would totally freak me out to have something that miraculous to happen to me.....
 
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