Caught on camera: Heart-stopping moment neighbour saved life of seven-year-old girl as she plummeted from THIRD-STOREY window


Keyla McCree, 7, crawled out of her window and was dancing and singing on top of an air conditioner before she tripped and fell from the ledge of the Coney Island Houses building. MTA bus driver Steve St Bernard, 52, was waiting below with his arms outstretched and managed to catch the girl and save her life. To see falling photos ..

‘I just prayed that I’d catch her,’ said St Bernard to the New York Daily News. I was right underneath her.’

Witnesses told police that the autistic girl had pushed aside the accordion closure that held the air conditioning unit in her apartment.

In a video of the daredevil girl, you can see her standing on one leg and moving about on the ledge with dozens of people gathered below her.

St Bernard, who just got off work, heard cries of concern and rushed to the scene.

‘There were all these kids yelling,”the little girl, the little girl,”‘ said St Bernard.

‘I saw a little girl standing on the air conditioner. I said, “Let me get over to her in time. and I made it just in time.”‘

In the minute long video, St Bernard positions himself under the girl, trying to find the right spot in case she fell.

‘I went over there to make sure if she fell I could catch her,’ St  Bernard said. ‘I’m not a hero — anybody would have done it. I did it out of normal instincts.’

The father of four said that one of his own children is about her age.

 Close Call: Both were taken to Coney Island Hospital, where St Bernard was treated for a torn tendon in his left bicep and the girl was found to be uninjured

‘I ran inside and called 911, but by the time I hung up she had fell,’ said neighbor Latasha Marcus to CBS.

The girl fell right into his arms. ‘I’m not a hero — anybody would have done it.’
Steve St Bernard

‘She’s fine,’ said the girl’s mother, Saleema McCree, to the New York Post. ‘Not a scratch on her. The man caught her, thank God. It’s a miracle.’

Both were taken to Coney Island Hospital, where St Bernard was treated for a torn tendon in his left bicep.

Both the NYPD and the Housing Department investigated the issue to make sure the girl is being properly cared for.

New York City requires all apartments with young children to have a window guard installed, except when there is an air conditioning unit securely placed in the window. The barriers must not leave an opening greater than 41/2 inches in homes with children under 10.

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Posted on July 17, 2012, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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