Girl With Autism Survives 3-Story Plunge
A 7-year-old girl with autism is safe after falling from a third-story window Monday, thanks to a passerby who was there to catch her.
Witnesses said that the child was dancing on top of a window air conditioner before tumbling from the Brooklyn, N.Y. building.
Steven St. Bernard, a New York City bus driver, was on his way home from work when he saw the girl.
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“I was just praying that I would get there and that if she (fell) that I would catch her,” he told CBS New York. And catch her he did, a moment that was caught on video.
The child’s mother, Saleema McCree, said she thought her daughter, Keyla, was sleeping in her room when the incident occurred.