Amazing Pics - Baby Fire Miracle

  1. Whilst the story is sad.....these parents took the greatest leap of faith, it really made me cry tears of joy that this baby was saved.

    Baby fire miracle

    February 05, 2008

    DESPERATE parents throw their baby out of a burning building in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The baby was caught by firemen. Nine people, including five children, died in the blaze.
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    © 2008 Queensland Newspapers. All times AEST 05/02/2008 17:48
  2. Oh. My. Goodness!
    Thank goodness the baby was saved..
    so bittersweet
  3. That picture was on the frontpage of a newspaper here, I couldn't believe my eyes! It's a miracle indeed how this baby was saved, but 7 others (children amongst them) died :sad:.
  4. Ludwigshafen is very close to where I grew up in Germany. How tragic...
  5. Does anyone know if the parents made it out? The news this morning said no one was sure if they were alive or not.
  6. WOW

    glad i wasnt there, I would have had a heartattack!! glad the baby was ok
  7. I'm also wondering about this ?

    How tragic.. but I'm glad that there was at least one survivor !
  8. this is so sad :sad:
  9. That's so sad... Amazing though. I'm so happy the baby survived.
  10. I actually broke out in tears as I saw that video (came here to see if the parents survived)... Imagine what they were thinking... do we wait and see if we can get out or do we risk our babies life by throwing him/her? OMG.... What parents will do to save their children is amazing... while others are killing babies by throwing them from overpasses when there's TONS of people who would love to have a baby and can't (and are waiting for adoption).

    It's PMS too, but this just tore at my heartstrings... it's one of the questions I think all parents ask themselves and hope to never have to decide - would you sacrifice yourself to save your baby?
  11. :tup: I hope the parents survived... If not:crybaby::crybaby::crybaby:
  12. The Parent's survived - mom is still in the hospital... but who knows if the baby could have survived that much smoke (you could see it billowing out of the window).

    Baby thrown from burning building, lives

    By DANIEL ROLAND, Associated Press Writer 49 minutes ago

    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany - Trapped by smoke, the parents of a nine-month-old baby girl faced an excruciating dilemma: if they threw her out of the window, would she be caught four stories below?


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    The split-second decision paid off: Onur fell safely into the arms of a policeman below. The parents also survived, although the mother was still in a hospital Tuesday, two days after the blaze that killed nine people, including five children.
    The drama at a building in southwestern Germany was captured in a series of photographs of the baby in freefall as a group of anguished adults, thick smoke billowing around them, looked on.
    The building was home to Turkish immigrants, and Turkey's prime minister expressed concern Tuesday about possible arson. A small girl told Germany's RTL television that she saw a man setting fire to something in the building.
    "We want the incident to be enlightened as soon as possible," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding he hoped "there was nothing based on hostility toward foreigners."
    Erdogan said a government official and four Turkish police officers would visit the scene of the fire.
    With the staircase destroyed by flames, adults also jumped for their lives while others formed human ladders to help save people trapped inside, police and rescue workers said. Children from lower floors were handed to rescue workers atop an ambulance.
    Some who jumped missed rescue nets laid out by police.
    "The scenes were so terrible that some of the forces deployed wanted to give up their jobs afterward," police chief Wolfgang Fromm said.
    The fire broke out during carnival celebrations in the city.
    Rescue officers and investigators were still unable to enter the four-story building Tuesday because of the danger it might collapse. Police spokesman Michael Lindner said he could not rule out further victims, "but we hope we will not find any more people dead."
    Police say that two Turkish families lived in the building, and that 24 people in total were registered as living there. It was unclear exactly how many people were in the house at the time.
    Police spokeswoman Simone Eisenbarth did not release the name of the policeman who caught the child, but said he was injured after he fell to the ground and struck his head. He was treated at a hospital and released.
  13. ^Thanks for the article berryblondeboys I was trying to find out what happened to the parents but couldn't find anything.
  14. I saw this on the news. I'm so happy the parents also survived, that would have been hard on their daughter growing up without them.

    Germany is one of the most beautiful places.... I so miss it!
  15. Bittersweet.