Dramatic Rescue: Baby saved from perilous perch on Chennai apartment's tin roof | Viral Video

Dramatic Rescue: In the gripping footage, filmed from a resident's balcony, eight-month-old Harin Magi is seen teetering on her hands and knees near the brink of a roof cover on the second floor of the building.

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Dramatic Rescue: Residents of an apartment complex in Chennai's Avadi were left in disbelief when they witnessed a heart-stopping scene unfold on Sunday—a baby precariously perched on the edge of a tin roof. The dramatic rescue, captured in a viral video, showcases the harrowing ordeal of a three-minute struggle to save the infant who had fallen from the fourth floor and landed on a sun-shade two storeys below.

In the gripping footage, filmed from a resident's balcony, eight-month-old Harin Magi is seen teetering on her hands and knees near the brink of a roof cover on the second floor of the building.

A Race Against Time

The tense situation prompts horrified onlookers to scream for assistance as three brave men attempt to ascend from a first-floor window to reach the child. Meanwhile, a group of individuals positioned on the ground floor hold a bedsheet open directly beneath the window, prepared to catch the baby in case she falls. To further cushion her potential descent, a mattress is strategically placed underneath the bedsheet.

With each passing moment, the infant inches closer to the perilous edge of the roof cover, her tiny legs dangling in mid-air. The urgency amplifies as one of the men manoeuvres out of the first-floor window, steadied by his companions, and reaches out towards the child. With a swift and steady hand, he plucks the baby from danger and passes her into the safety of the apartment.

A Swift Response

Avadi Police Commissioner Shankar confirmed the authenticity of the incident, stating that it took place at VGN Stafford, a residential enclave in Avadi. According to reports, the baby fell while her mother, Ramya, was nursing her on the balcony.

"The child is doing fine," Commissioner Shankar assured, highlighting the swift and successful rescue operation that averted what could have been a tragic outcome.