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Police officers in Ontario save boy who dangled from 6th floor apartment window

Last Updated Aug 15, 2020 at 9:25 am PDT

Four Peel Regional Police officers are being credited with saving a young child that was dangling from an apartment window on Aug. 14, 2020. (Courtesy @DeputyAndrews)

TORONTO (680 NEWS) — Four police officers in Ontario are being credited with saving the life of a young boy after the child was found dangling outside an apartment building window.

Peel Regional Police said the 7-year-old was playing near the 6th floor window late Friday afternoon when he somehow slipped out of the apartment building in Mississauga, a neighbouring city to Toronto.

The mother heard the boy’s cries for help but wasn’t able to pull him inside. She was quickly losing hold of the child when the officers broke down the apartment’s door, smashed a window and pulled the child to safety.

The child was not injured in the incident but two officers suffered minor injuries due to broken glass, police said.

Deputy Chief Marc Andrews thanked Const. Ihor Palchynskyy, Const. Alvin Bailey, Sgt. Shaun Stanley and Const. Martin Boreczek for their quick work.

“Quick thinking and even faster reaction by four uniformed officers,” he said in a tweet Friday night. “Great work by all #EverydayHero.”