Two New York Men Save Falling Toddler

New York (AP) -- Two New Yorkers are being credited with saving the life of a toddler they spotted dangling from a fire escape four stories up.

Police say the three-year-old had crawled out of a window when his baby sitter wasn't looking. One witness said the boy "was hanging on for dear life." the men were passing by the Bronx apartment building just as the child's grip began to weaken.

They rushed to get underneath the tumbling tot. The boy fell hard enough to knock one man off balance, then bounced into the arms of the second man.

The child emerged with only a cut on his forehead. Police say they've talked to the baby sitter, and an investigation is under way.

The crucial catch came two days after a bystander threw himself onto a Manhattan subway track to save a man who had fallen, and a day after police officers delivered a baby on a Brooklyn subway platform.

The city's police commissioner calls it a "week of heroes in New York."

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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