Mail Carrier Saves Baby Falling from Window

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A postal worker is credited with saving a 1-year-old girl's life by catching her after she fell out of a second-story window in Albany, N.Y.

The situation could have been much worse if Lisa Harrell didn't have a special delivery to make that morning.

"I had an express piece of mail which has to be there by noon, so I deviated from my first couple stops," Harrell said.

When she approached the house, she noticed the baby in a window above the front door.

"Next thing I know, the baby fell out the window, fell on me, on my right side, must have hit my head - and instinct, you know, I grabbed the baby," Harrell told ABC News.

Harrell says the baby must have been about 25 pounds, and both were crying and shaken up.

"I caught the baby and I said thank God, thank God I was in the right place at the right time, or this baby could have been dead," Harrell said.

When the baby's mother realized what happened, she ran outside and simply took her child, said thank you, and ran away - while Harrell questioned "what are you doing with that window open?"

Then the woman ran down the street to her mother's house. Paramedics checked the baby at the scene but found no injuries.

No charges are being filed against the mother, who says she had placed her daughter on a bed that was up against the window. The mother says her back was turned when her daughter crawled out the open window.

Although Harrell didn't get the chance to say anything else to the mother after she ran off, she had a final word for the baby and the baby's mother.

"Kiss the baby and thank God you're okay, the baby - and the mother, I hope you learned a lesson from this," Harrell said.

"I feel really good, I feel like, you know, God was with both of us, me and the baby."

Source: The Associated Press, ABC News

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