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Couple save boy who fell from building while moving their mattress to new apartment

By Mason White 11:49 AM March 20, 2014
Mattress on the street illustration 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) It was moving day for one couple, and they were able to save a young boy while carrying their mattress to their new apartment.

The couple saw a young boy and his sister, throwing toys out of their apartment window in Burbank, California.

Konrad and Jennifer Lightner, were leaving their apartment with their mattress when they noticed the 3 year old and his sister throwing stuffed toys from a third-floor window.

The Lightners shouted to the kids to stop. However, the boy decided to go after his toys. He climbed out of the window and fell.

At first the child got entangled in cables. The couple placed their mattress on the floor. Jennifer Lightner called 911 while her husband prepared the catch the child in case he fell.

The cables broke and the boy fell. Mr. Lightner caught the boy and placed him on the mattress until rescue workers arrived.

The boy was not seriously injured in the fall, but was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. The boy’s parents were reportedly in another room when he fell and they ran to check on their children when they heard the commotion.

The local fire department presented Konrad Lightner with a Burbank Fire Department challenge coin, which is given to those who display heroism.