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.
Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies. Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …