Boy on a balcony – level 2

Boy on a balcony – level 2

12-03-2013 14:00

One man in China filmed a moment when a boy was on a balcony on the 7th floor. Most people thought they wouldn’t be able to make it up there to save him. So they prepared and held some blankets under the building in case the boy would fall down.

One policeman who saw the situation had a better idea. He went up and saved the boy from a balcony below.

Local residents say the boy could be on the balcony because there was a fire in the flat. Thanks to the policeman, the boy is now safe and well.

Interesting words: below (under, resident (person who lives in some area).

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