Monday, September 1, 2008

Child Saved From 30 Foot Fall By Disposable Diaper

If you saw it in a movie, chances are you wouldn't believe it. But it happened in the northeastern city of Recife, Brazil and many are openly calling it an outright miracle.
An 18-month-old boy is hurt but alive after falling 30 feet out of a window in his home. He hurtled to the ground below and would almost certainly have been killed or badly injured except for the intervention of one thing - his disposable diaper.
Authorities say the nappy caught on a security spike that was embedded in the concrete wall around the apartment, broke the infant's fall and then tore loose, softening the impact as he finally landed on the ground beneath.
"The diaper opened and the baby fell to the ground, but at a much slower speed," a police officer recounts. "The diaper obviously lessened the impact of the fall and saved the baby's life.
"It was a miracle ... He could also have been killed by one of the spikes."
Instead, little Caua Felipe Massaneiro was sent to hospital with just minor fractures and is expected to make a full recovery.
A local newspaper quotes the child's father as saying his son climbed up on a sofa near a window - something he's never done before - and fell out.
And now a very relieved 23-year-old Alexandre Cesar Massaneiro is adamant that what happened to his baby is a lot more than just extreme good luck.
"It wasn't the diaper that saved him," he told a local newspaper. "It was God."

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