HUFFINGTON POST
05/27/2010 11:39 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Catches Boy Falling From Escalator (VIDEO)

A shopkeeper in Turkey has become a local hero after rushing to catch a four-year-old boy who fell from the top of an escalator at a shopping mall in Istanbul.

The incident, which was caught on tape, shows the young boy, who was apparently waiting around for his father, clinging to the side of the escalator and riding it to the second floor before dropping off.

"I noticed the child playing near the escalators, there was nothing dangerous at that time," the shopkeeper told reporters. "I turned back to the store and I was told that he was climbing onto the outside of the escalator rail. So I ran outside and saw that he was about to fall down. I have health problems but despite that I did my best to catch him when he fell off and I managed to do so."

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