Good Samaritans rescued a small child dangling from a balcony in an incident caught on camera.
The nail-biting moment took place in Majiang County, Guizhou Province, China where the infant had been left home alone.
The child managed to get out on to the balcony and fall through the gap between the safety bars.
A witness filmed from across the road as a Good Samaritan bravely climbed the building while the child dangled above the street. Onlookers held a quilt open underneath in case the child, believed to be a boy.
After 10 minutes of trying to free the trapped child, a group of men pushed the infant back on to the balcony to relieve the pressure off his neck.
It is believed the mother left the infant sleeping at home while she went out to meet her mother.
The condition of the child is unknown.