Couple Uses Mattress To Save Toddler From 3-Story Fall
A Burbank couple used a box spring mattress to save a three-year-old boy who fell out a third-story building window.
Konrad Lightner and his wife Jennifer were in the process of moving the box spring out of their apartment on Sunday in the 400 block of N. Pass Avenue when they spotted the toddler and his sister tossing toys out the window, according to KABC. Soon, the boy climbed out of the window to get his toys and was dangling on some telephone or cable wires before he fell.
"We called 911 and Konrad threw the box spring down trying to break his fall and stood there to catch him," Jennifer told KABC.
The boy was taken to a hospital but is fine, reported CBS Los Angeles. “There’s just nothing I could give [the couple] for saving my little boy,” the boy’s mother said.
Jennifer told CBS Los Angeles that they were "in the right place at the right time." The couple had been stuck in the elevator 30 minutes before the incident and would not have been there to save the boy had it not happened.