A Los Angles couple is being hailed as heroes today for their quick thinking after they saved the life of a young toddler who fell from a third-story window. The couple used their box spring to break the infants fall.
Konrad and Jennifer Lightner were moving out of their apartment, when they saw the child climbing over a windowsill. With their personal items ready to be loaded, Konrad grabbed the box spring of their mattress set and threw it below the dangling child. He then stood underneath the window to catch the 3-year-old boy who was now hanging from a telephone or cable line. When the child fell, Konrad used his out stretched arms to break the fall.
The boy’s parents were unaware of the accident and had to be told by a neighbour. Once informed, they were extremely grateful for the Lightner’s quick reaction time.
The boy was taken hospital, but did not suffer any major injuries.
The incident ended happily, but mattresses or mattress box springs should not be relied on for emergency rescues. Always contact 911 in an emergency situation.