Skip to comments.Passer-by catches baby in 3-story fall
Posted on 10/02/2006 7:33:05 AM PDT by rawhide
The 9-month-old, left alone by young babysitters, was dangling from a railing before losing her grip.
The baby girl's tiny hand was wrapped around the third-floor railing of a Denver condominium complex, her feet dangling over the sidewalk below.
Mary Bussey and her son Brandon, who were on their way to his football game Saturday afternoon, saw the baby hovering above their heads.
The 9-month-old girl was crying, left alone while she was supposed to be in the care of her 13- and 10-year-old uncles, Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said Sunday.
The baby's teenage mother left the girl with her brothers while she went to work Saturday, Jackson said.
The boys wandered off and left the front door open, allowing the baby to crawl out onto therailing at the Shadow Wood condominiums at 3141 S. Tamarac Drive.
"I thought someone was hanging on to the baby from the other side," Bussey said. "I thought, 'What a rotten trick."'
But Bussey quickly realized that there was no trick and nobody was holding on to the baby.
Bussey told 13-year-old Brandon to run up the stairs and grab the baby before she fell. Bussey positioned herself under the railing.
"Her little fist was the only thing hanging on. The poor little thing could not hold on anymore," Bussey said.
Brandon didn't make it to the third floor. As the baby let go of the railing, Bussey put out her arms.
"I was very scared," Bussey said. "All I could say was, 'Don't drop. Don't drop."'
The little girl fell, and Bussey caught her.
"It's a really weird feeling having a baby fall in your arms," she said. "I held her to my body and hugged her. She completely stopped crying."
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Wow, 13 and 10 year old boys?? I wouldn't leave my 9 mo old with 13 and 10 year old GIRLS and they tend to be more maternal and mature earlier.
The mother of this child needs to be investigated. In Georgia, you have to be 14 before you can be left in charge of another child.
Well done! Give that woman a medal.
Praise be to God.
The baby: "like, what's the big deal?"
Thank God and may He bless that woman and her son.
Quick thinking on the part of the passer-by. Good for her! She deserves some sort of medal!
Thank you Jesus!
The baby: "Do it AGAIN!"
Thank God she didn't spike the baby after catching it.
Award custody to Mary Bussey, jail the mother (and deport her afterwards, if appropriate)
Amen! And may he protect her from her irresponsible parent(s)!
Our society is morally and spiritually very ill.
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