3 Nov 2010

Paris toddler survives fall from sixth-floor apartment

10:30 pm on 3 November 2010

A toddler has survived a fall from a sixth floor apartment in Paris apparently unhurt.

The 18-month-old girl was left unattended by her parents when she somehow fell, then bounced off the awning of a cafe below, the BBC reports.

A passing doctor saw her fall and caught her before she hit the ground, witnesses were quoted as saying.

The doctor found no injuries but she was taken to hospital for a check-up.

The girl's dramatic fall and rescue took place on the corner of the Cours de Vincennes and the Rue des Pyrenees, in the 20th arrondissement, on Monday afternoon.