Here are the stories of six babies who escaped death in miraculous ways. This includes a seven month old baby who survived bearing a bullet in his chest, an 18 month old baby who fell from seven story building and survived, a baby who survived getting dragged by a train, and others stories. These stories will make you think.
1. Baby Survives 3 Days in Argentina with Bullet Wound in Chest
BUENOS AIRES – A 7-month-old baby survived alone for three days with a bullet wound in its chest beside the bodies of its parents and brother, who died in an apparent suicide pact brought on by the couple’s terror of global warming, the Argentine press said Saturday.
The incident, reported by the daily Clarin, occurred in a modest dwelling in the city of Goya in the northeastern province of Corrientes, where Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 22, lived with their two small children.
According to sources cited by the Buenos Aires morning paper, the couple’s neighbors smelled a strong odor coming from the Lotero’s house on Thursday.
Police entered the home and found a Dantesque scene: the lifeless bodies of the couple, each shot in the chest, and their 2-year-old son, who had been shot in the back.
In another room, police found a 7-month-old baby still alive but covered in blood from a bullet wound in the chest. It was taken to hospital immediately and its condition is improving hourly, according to doctors’ reports.
The cops found a letter on the table alluding to the couple’s worry about global warming and their anger at the government’s lack of interest in the matter.
2. Miracle Baby Survives 7-Story Fall; Doctor Catches Him
It is being called a miracle — a baby survives a seven-story fall out of a window. But it was a miracle aided by a doctor with good hands and an awning with a faulty gear.
The 18-month-old boy was playing near an open window with an older sibling in their Paris apartment (above) on Monday when the boy fell out. By the way, their parents had left them home alone with the sibling.
The baby bounced off the awning of a cafe and right into the hands of a passerby, who happened to be an off-duty doctor. He immediately checked him out — not a scratch on him.
But here’s where the story really gets interesting. The cafe was closed that day for a bank holiday, so the awning should have been closed. But when workers tried to close it the night before, it was jammed, so it stayed open. If not, well, it wouldn’t have been there for the baby to bounce off of.
The doctor who caught him, identified in the French press as Philippe Benseniot, credits his own son with spotting the imminent disaster.
“My son happened to look up and he saw that a little boy was on the balcony and had somehow got through the railing and was playing on the very edge of a vertical drop into the street,” Benseniot said. “I just had the time to get across the street and place myself. I said to myself, ‘whatever happens, I mustn’t miss him.’”
Benseniot said the baby cried for a few moments after the fall, then fell asleep. Even though he looked fine, the baby was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Neighbors were then able to prevent further tragedy by talking to the boy’s sister through the apartment door, telling her to get away from the window.
The parents remain in police custody.
3. Baby survives 10-story fall; dad held
1-year-old boy survived a 10-story fall from a Tokyo apartment building Thursday after his disturbed father allegedly tossed him out a window in the morning, police said.
The baby survived after landing on shrubbery and escaped with slight facial cuts. His father, Shingo Hashimoto, 37, was then arrested at the Koto Ward property after calling the police to confess.
“I tried to kill my son. I tried to strangle him with my hands and dropped him” out of my bedroom window at 9 a.m., the police quoted the company employee as saying.
The police said the baby did not sustain any life-threatening injuries and added that Hashimoto, who lives with his wife, 38, and a 4-year-old daughter, called the police himself after the incident.
Hashimoto will undergo psychiatric tests to determine whether he was mentally sound at the time. His family told police that he seemed “distressed by work” recently.
4. Baby survives after SUV smashes into home
10-month-old infant survived being tossed from her crib and through a wall and a door frame early Monday morning after an SUV drove through her family’s central Kentucky home.
“It almost sounded like a dump truck coming out of my living room, we felt the rumble of the house moving,” the girl’s father Kenneth Enright told Lex18.com.
Police told Lex18.com that the SUV driver hit a sign, then drove into the Enright’s home, where three children were sleeping.
“I thought I lost my daughter,” Enright told the website.
But underneath the front bumper of the SUV, wrapped in a purple blanket was Enright’s daugther, scratched but otherwise OK. “You don’t even know, my heart hit the floor when I thought she was gone,” he told Lex18.com.
The Enrights say the impact of the SUV carried 10-month-old Aylina through walls and a door frame.
Police believe the crash was an accident and told Lex18.com they don’t believe the driver was intoxicated or sleepy.
5. Baby survives after falling under train
A six-month-old baby had a miraculous escape after his stroller rolled off a railway station platform and into the path of an incoming train.
The incident, which happened Thursday at Ashburton railway station in Melbourne, Australia, was captured by CCTV.
The footage shows the baby’s mother momentarily letting go of the stroller, which then rolls over the edge of the platform. Second later, a train pulls in to the station.
The stroller and baby were dragged 30 meters (33 yards) further up the track before the train came to a halt.
6. Miracle Baby Survives Tornado In Michigan
14-month-old boy in a crib escaped injury after apparently being tossed about 40 feet by a tornado that destroyed a home in Millington Township, Michigan early Friday.
Blake Opperman, the lucky little boy, was found under a pile of debris by his father and a neighbor, his parents said on The Saturday Early Show.
Joe Soyring and Nichole Opperman were inside their house with Blake and his sister Makayla when the storm hit.
“There was nothing left, pretty much, it was just really scary though, you just want to try to find the kids,” Opperman told Maggie Rodriguez. “That was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with – I didn’t know what to do. I was panicking, I was screaming. I just wanted someone to help me find him.”
“He was thrown probably about 40 or 50 feet to the east of the house,” Blake’s father said. “We just kept trying to listen for him, cause it was still raining really hard, windy … next thing you know the neighbor actually heard like a little cry, so we kind of just stopped moving and looking to see if we could hear him.”
“So we went over to this pile of rubble and realized that’s where he was, and started digging and digging and digging, cause we started seeing pieces of his crib, and we pulled everything off and then pulled his mattress off and there he was laying there,” Soyring said. “Biggest relief I’ve ever had.”
Firefighter Dan Detgen said, “Sometimes miracles happen.”
Not everyone was as lucky as little Blake, however. A couple spending their first night in a new house were among at least six people killed as unusually severe October storms destroyed homes, downed trees and knocked out power in several states, authorities said Friday.
The thunderstorms, some spawning tornadoes and high winds, destroyed homes in Michigan and Indiana and collapsed a trailer in Kentucky as they struck Thursday and early Friday.
The bodies of Duane Bentley and Susan Bentley, both in their 50s, were recovered Friday morning, hours after tornadoes, strong winds and oversized hail pushed through much of Michigan, overturning vehicles and destroying homes.
The Bentleys’ home was ripped off its foundation and sent into a nearby pond in Ingham County’s Locke Township, near Lansing, police said.
A 29-year-old man was killed when strong wind collapsed his home around him in Kalkaska County.
In Washington state, where one person died, a floating bridge buffeted by powerful wind was closed, and tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost electricity.
National Weather Service officials in Gaylord believe as many as four tornadoes, plus a water spout over an area lake, may have touched down in Kalkaska, Cheboygan, Alpena and Mio. Tornadoes were confirmed in eight Michigan counties, and weather service crews were still evaluating the damage in some areas.
“This is extremely rare,” said David Lawrence, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Gaylord. “When you’re this deep into the month of October, it’s a very rare event.”
A line of thunderstorms that rumbled through Kentucky produced several tornadoes, smashing mobile homes and injuring at least 11 people in Owensboro. The most serious injury was a broken leg, said Richard Payne, Daviess County director of emergency management.
The storms forced officials to briefly close the Glover Cary Bridge, which carries traffic across the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky. A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet inspector was called to check the structure following an apparent tornado, but no damage was found, cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said.
In Indiana, authorities declared a state of emergency after a tornado hit Nappanee, about 20 miles southeast of South Bend. Police said five people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries and 200 to 250 buildings were damaged, half of them severely. Among the businesses damaged there were three recreation vehicle plants that are among the city’s largest employers.
In rural northeastern Missouri, the state Highway Patrol said Kent Ensor, 44, and Kristy Secrease, 25, had sought refuge in Secrease’s mobile home in Monroe County as a tornado approached. Their bodies were found about 400 feet from where the home had been.
The mobile home’s frame was found three-quarters of a mile away, with debris as far as two miles away. The National Weather Service said the storm traveled a mile and had winds as high as 135 mph.
A tornado in Pensacola, Fla., sent mall shoppers and children at the Greater Little Rock Baptist Church’s daycare center running for safety just before the twister hit Thursday morning, said Escambia County sheriff’s spokesman Glenn Austin.
In western Washington, where wind gusts reached 66 mph Thursday, a woman was injured when the top of a tree hit her in the head in Kent, fire officials said. A Seattle police patrol boat, responding to an emergency call of a kite boarder being dragged north on Lake Washington, found a 44-year-old man floating face down off Kirkland on the east side of the lake, police said.
The wind resulted in a three-hour precautionary closure of State Route 104 across Hood Canal, which separates the Kitsap and Olympia peninsulas.