WATCH: 5-year-old dangling from seventh-floor window rescued by firefighters in Spain

WATCH: 5-year-old dangling from window sill of seventh floor flat is rescued by firefighters in Spain

The girl was saved in a rescue basket (Stock image)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

irefighters in Spain have pulled off an amazing rescue after a 5-year-old girl was left clinging to the window of her seventh-floor flat.

The girl, in Alicante, had been left in the flat alone by her mother. She had gone out to pick up her boyfriend from the gym, leaving the child asleep.

It is not clear why the 5-year-old decided to climb out of the window, but luckily she was spotted by someone on the ground below.

The passer-by alerted the emergency services and two firefighters used a rescue basket to reach the girl, bringing her down to safety.

Her mother has now been arrested and faces charges of child negligence. 

Watch footage of the incident below