Weird News 'Spiderman' rescue of child dangling from balcony

13:11  28 may  2018
13:11  28 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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A young Malian migrant is being lauded in France after he scaled the outside of a building in Paris to rescue a young child dangling from a balcony .

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A young Malian man who had recently moved to Paris for a new life has been hailed a hero after saving a child who was dangling from a fourth floor balcony.

Mamoudou Gassama, 22, scaled the building after seeing the four-year-old in danger.

Mr Gassama took just seconds to reach the child in a spectacular rescue captured on film and viewed by millions on social media.

The incident took place on Saturday evening in northern Paris.

The footage shows Mr Gassama pulling himself up from balcony to balcony with his bare hands as a man on the fourth floor tries to hold on to the child by leaning across from a neighbouring balcony.

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A Malian immigrant dubbed Spiderman for scaling four storeys to save a child dangling from a balcony has been invited to the Elysee Palace by President Macron. The dramatic rescue , which saw Gassama clamber from balcony to balcony and reaching the child in less than 30 seconds

He was rescued by a neighbour who risked his life by scaling the building in a similar way to superhero Spiderman . DANGLING : The boy dangles from the third-floor balcony – with his head [CEN]. The child suffered only minor injuries. He is one lucky four-year-old.

On reaching the fourth floor Mr Gassama puts one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the child had already been rescued.

"Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child," a fire service spokesman told the AFP news agency.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo phoned Mr Gassama to thank him for his act of bravery.

"He explained to me that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here," she said.

"I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France."

Ms Hidalgo described Mr Gassama as the "Spiderman of the 18th" - referring to the Paris district where the rescue occurred.

'I did it because it's a child': Real-life Spider-Man scales four-storey block of flats in Paris to save the life of four-year-old boy clinging from a balcony

  'I did it because it's a child': Real-life Spider-Man scales four-storey block of flats in Paris to save the life of four-year-old boy clinging from a balcony Mamoudou Gassama, 22, rescued the boy, who was dangling outside an apartment on Rue Marx-Dormoy. The child had apparently been left home alone while his father was out shopping. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The four-year-old was filmed hanging on for his life outside an apartment on Rue Marx-Dormoy He was spotted by Mamoudou Gassama, who took less than 30 seconds to reach the child, and has since been compared to the Marvel superhero Spider-Man.Asked why he took such a risk to save the boy, Gassama - originally from Mali - told Le Parisien: 'I did it because it's a child.

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Macron makes ' Spiderman of Paris' a French citizen after heroic rescue of dangling toddler. He said that when he saw the child dangling from the balcony : "I did not think, I saved him.

Mr Gassama has been invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to the Elysee Palace on Monday to be honoured for his bravery.

Mr Gassama told reporters he acted without thinking.

"I saw all these people shouting, and cars sounding their horns. I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child," he said.

"I felt afraid when I saved the child... (when) we went into the living room, I started to shake, I could hardly stand up, I had to sit down."

It is understood the child's parents were not at home at the time.

The father was later held for questioning by police for having left his child unattended and was due in court later, according to a judicial source.

The child's mother was not in Paris at the time.

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