Keyla McCree, 7-Year-old Girl Falls Three Stories Into Man’s Protective Arms in Brooklyn


A seven-year-old autistic girl climbed out on to a window ledge of her Brooklyn apartment. Cell phone video captured the girl’s fall in the arms of a man standing below.

Keyla McCree, 7, of Brooklyn fell from a third-floor window, but was saved by an alert neighbor who absorbed the force of her fall. Keyla was uninjured.

On Monday, July 16, 2012, children alerted neighbor Steven St. Bernard, who rushed to a position below the window. Minutes later, the autistic girl, who was dancing on an air conditioning unit, fell toward the ground, but was caught by Steven St. Bernard, age 52. He suffered a torn biceps tendon in one of his arms.

Keyla escaped out the window, unexpectedly, from accordian-like framing material around the air conditioner.



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