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New York, 21 june: In a heart-stopping incident, the daughter of a famous baseball player in the US made an amazing save on the pavement by catching a 1-year-old toddler who fell off from the second-floor of a building.
Joe Torre’s daughter Cristina Torre, 44, had just left her home when she spotted 1-year-old Dylan Miller atop a frozen-yogurt shop in Brooklyn, police sources were quoted by New York Daily News as saying.
As she was calling 911, the toddler fell. The toddler tumbled onto the awning and through the hole for the ladder before landing in Cristina’s arms, sources said.
Dylan had pushed a cardboard barrier out a second-floor window, and then crawled onto the fire escape, a source said.
Like an outfielder judging a fly ball, Torre said she picked a spot on the sidewalk where Dylan seemed to be headed.
“I just was positioning myself where I thought he might fall. I feel fortunate that he landed right in my arms,” she said, adding that she was in shock from the incident.
Dylan’s parents Tiffany Demitro, 24, and Sam Miller, 23, who were asleep at the time of the accident, were charged with reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, police said.