Beijing: Neighbours and firefighters came to a couple's rescue in northeast China on Saturday, when a man who saved his girlfriend from a fall was almost pulled from a four-storey window.
The incident took place in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province
The young man was talking to his girlfriend from the balcony below their fifth-floor apartment, as the couple had been arguing.
She was sitting on the balcony talking to him when she slipped.
"The girl was sitting on the window balcony with her feet on the clothes rack when she suddenly slipped and fell down," said an eyewitness.
The youth was able to catch her just in time, but he was also dragged out of the window in the process.
A neighbour from the fourth floor saw what had happened and quickly grabbed the man's legs.
Neighbours from the third and sixth floors also joined later to help support the couple before firefighters arrived at the scene.
"The doors to the rooms were on the other side of the building, so we had to climb three stories using a ladder and a tent provided by a local resident. Then I stood on the third floor window and pushed her back up," said a firefighter.
After a 20-minute rescue effort, the couple were lifted to safety.