Dramatic video captures moment teen saves toddler falling from second-floor window

Ryan W. Miller

A fast-thinking teenager saved a toddler's life when he stopped the young girl from falling from a second-story window of an Istanbul apartment, video shows.

Feuzi Zabaat, an Algerian 17-year-old, told AFP that he was walking down the street last week when he saw 2-year-old Syrian Doha Muhammed playing near the open window.

"I was just walking in the road when I saw the little girl at the window. She fell, and thanks to God, I caught her before she hit the ground," he told the French news agency.

Feuzi told Reuters that when he noticed the little girl, he positioned himself underneath the window.

Feuzi Zabaat, 17, poses with toddler Doha Muhammed he caught as she was falling from the second floor at Fatih district in Istanbul on June 27, 2019.

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CCTV footage shows Feuzi in a yellow t-shirt standing just off the sidewalk and looking up. He raises his arms, and from the top of the frame, Doha plummets down.

Miraculously, Feuzi was able to catch Doha and break her fall. The video shows him comforting and rocking the young girl in his arms as a crowd forms around them.

According to Reuters, Doha suffered no injuries, and her family gave Feuzi 200 Turkish Liras, about $35, for his heroic act.

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