- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 9:44AM
Mehmet Soysal, 35, was on the phone when he saw the buggy rolling down a steep hill towards the 50ft drop This dramatic footage shows the moment a fisherman saved a toddler's life as its pram hurtled towards the edge of a cliff.
Mehmet Soysal, 35, was on the phone when he saw the buggy rolling down a steep hill towards the 50ft drop.
Captured on CCTV camera, the video shows him dropping his phone as he rushes to grab hold of the runaway pushchair.
The two-year-old boy, Ali Ceyhan, is propelled out of the chair and onto the tarmac road just metres away from the edge of the cliff, in the Turkish coastal city of Bodrum.
Soysal is then seen running over to pick the toddler up as stunned passersby watch on. Horrified shop owner Mumtaz Nas, 30, said: "It all happened so fast.
"I was chatting with my friend as the man walked towards us.
"Suddenly he turned round and the next thing I knew a pram appeared out of nowhere.
"We ran over and luckily the boy was ok, but we called an ambulance anyway."
A hospital spokesman said: "He is a very lucky boy.
"He didn’t sustain any real injuries and thanks to the fisherman he is still alive.
"If he hadn’t caught the pram then without doubt the boy would have gone over the edge."
Ali’s horrified mother, Cansu Sahin, 29, said: "I had turned round to show my husband something and had taken my hands off the pram for just a second.
"I can’t begin to thank enough the man who saved my little boy.
"He is an absolute hero."