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VIDEO: Hero Neighbor Catches 7-Year-Old Girl Who Falls 3 Stories

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
July 17, 2012

“I was just praying that I would get there and that if she [fell] that I would catch her,” Steven St. Bernard tells CBS 2 TV in New York City.

And in the Daily News, St. Bernard adds that, “I’m not a hero — anybody would have done it. I did it out of normal instincts.”

Well, we bet many others will say St. Bernard, a city bus driver, is a real hero. Check the video of what happened Monday afternoon in Brooklyn.

According to CBS News, 7-year-old Keyla McCree, who is autistic, “apparently slipped out of [a third-story] window and climbed onto the family’s newly installed air conditioner. Witnesses at the scene said she started dancing on top of the unit before falling.”

Fortunately, St. Bernard came on the scene and made the critical catch. CBS says that “the girl was transported to Coney Island Hospital, but suffered no major injuries. St. Bernard suffered a torn tendon.”

You might recall our post last October about a similar great catch in Boston: “Just Doing His Job, Says Firefighter Who Caught Boy Dropped Three Floors.” [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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