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article imageMiracle Catch As Toddler Saved From 40-Foot Window Fall

By KJ Mullins     Mar 30, 2009 in Lifestyle
Two Massachusetts men are being touted as heroes after catching a toddler who fell out of a third story window Sunday evening.
Father of two Robert Lemire was chatting on his cell phone when he saw the tyke dangling out of a window across from a pizza shop in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was joined by 23-year-old Alex Day who had been in the home for a Bible study in time to have save the 18-month-old from a free fall. The pair worked as a team with Day catching the top of her body, while Lemire grabbed the lower half. reports:
"She looked at me and had a weird look on her face as if to say, 'Wow, all of a sudden I'm down here,' " Day recalled in an interview today. He said he rushed the baby back upstairs to her home. On the stairs, he said, the baby actually started chuckling.
Little Caliah Clark's father was in the home at the time tending to a newborn sibling. She was taken to Lawrence General Hospital for evaluation but the police believe that she had no serious injuries.
The Eagle Tribune reports that Caliah's father expressed "his disappointment as to what had just occurred," according to a police report. Clark told police he was caring for a newborn child in the apartment's bathroom when he heard a commotion outside. When he went to see what the kids were doing, he found his two oldest children near the "wide open window," the police report said.
"He then reported not seeing the 11/2 year old anywhere in the room and felt like something had gone wrong. He ran down to the second floor where he was met by Alex Day with his child in his hand," the report said.
The window did not have a protective screen or child guard on it. The Department of Social Services have been notified and are expected to investigate the incident.
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