A 7-year-old New York City girl is lucky to be alive after falling from a third-floor window of her Brooklyn apartment.
Authorities said a little after 2:00 p.m. Monday the girl, who was identified as Keyla McCree, pushed out one of the accordion-style plastic partition attached to the side of an air conditioner unit that was in her third-floor apartment window in the Coney Island Houses.
Little Keyla then climbed out of the window and stood on top of the air conditioner. She then began clowning around, dancing and singing.
Steve St. Bernard, who also lives in the building, was walking by when he heard a group of children yelling “the little girl, the little girl.”
St. Bernard, a 52-year-old MTA bus driver, walked over just in time to catch Keyla when she fell.
St. Bernard, who suffered a torn tendon in his bicep, later told reporters “I just prayed that I’d catch her. I was right underneath her.”
Keyla’s mother, Shaleema McCree, said her daughter did not suffer any injuries in the fall.
McCree said she had taken her younger son to the bathroom when her autistic daughter, who is very small for her age, pushed her way through the window.