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.
Quick thinking and even faster reaction by 4 uniformed officers. Cst Ihor Palchynskyy, Cst Alvin Bailey, Sgt Shaun Stanley and Cst Martin Boreczek, prevented a 7yr old boy from falling out of the 6th floor window of an apartment unit. Great work by all #EverydayHero @PeelPolice https://t.co/5qog2kw0kY pic.twitter.com/R8gk3VqIG4
— Deputy Chief Marc Andrews (@DeputyAndrews) August 15, 2020
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.”