This is the shocking moment a five-year-old boy plummets from a 12th-storey apartment window but survives because he lands in thick snow.
CCTV footage shows the boy fall and land face-first in the snow beneath the apartment in Ufa, Bashkortostan in Russia on Monday.
He was admitted to hospital in a serious condition but has since been stabilised after undergoing three operations.
According to local media, the young boy was home alone when he fell out of the 12th-floor window.
CCTV footage shows the boy fall and land face first in the snow beneath the apartment in Ufa, Bashkortostan in Russia on Monday
After a few seconds the boy started to move and struggled to sit up in the snow
A passerby spots the boy and runs over to help him, putting a hat on him to keep him warm
Footage shows the boy falling into deep snow. He is motionless for a few moment but then can be seen trying to move.
Eventually he gets his bearings and manages to put his hands down into the snow to push himself up on to his knees.
He then lies backwards into the snow and a passerby can be seen running over to him.
They put a hat on him before other people rush over, bringing blankets and jackets to keep the little boy warm.
Passersby bring over blankets and jackets and cover the little boy to keep him warm
Paramedics lift the boy on to a stretcher and take him to hospital in a serious condition
Paramedics then arrive to help the boy and lift him on to a stretcher.
According to the news site Vesti, the boy was immediately taken to the Ufa Hospital No 17.
Following a preliminary investigation, it is believed the boy was home alone when the incident took place. It is unclear where his parents were and no comments have been made at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.
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