Home alone boy, 7, thought a burglar had broken into the flat in Guangdong
He climbed out of the window of his room but was left trapped on the ledge
His father started the rescue mission without waiting for firefighters to arrive
Both father and son were eventually pulled back to safety and were unhurt
A young boy who was trapped on a ledge of a high-rise building was saved by his father in south-east China yesterday.
The seven-year-old boy was left alone at home when he thought a burglar had broken into his seventh-floor flat, prompting him to climb out of the window and onto the air-conditioning unit of the floor below.
Fearing that his son could fall any minute, the boy's father transformed into a real-life superhero and started a dramatic rescue.