Moment girl, aged six,plunges 40ft from balcony but miraculously survives after landing in deep snow

A six-year-old girl miraculously survived after falling 40ft from a balcony – into thick snow. 

The startling footage shows the child, who was at home alone, get up, shake herself down and go back indoors, despite suffering concussion.

Her scary fall from a fourth-floor flat in Russian city Tomsk was caught on CCTV.

For a second she didn’t move in the thick pile of snow, with only her long dark hair visible.

Then she got to her feet, brushed herself off, climbed over a low fence, and ran slowly towards the door of her apartment block on Karl Marx Street.

She appears to be wearing a long-sleeved top, lightweight trousers and socks when she fell at around 9pm Saturday night when temperatures were minus 6C.

While no witnesses are seen in the video, it is clear someone called the emergency services because the unnamed girl was rushed to hospital.

The six-year-old girl plunges 40ft towards the ground from a balcony in Tomsk, Russia

The six-year-old girl plunges 40ft towards the ground from a balcony in Tomsk, Russia

The six-year-old girl plunges 40ft towards the ground from a balcony in Tomsk, Russia

CCTV captured the little girl get up and walk back towards the flats after landing on thick snow

CCTV captured the little girl get up and walk back towards the flats after landing on thick snow

CCTV captured the little girl get up and walk back towards the flats after landing on thick snow

She was treated briefly in intensive care before moving to a regular ward at Tome ambulance Hospital Number Two. 

‘The child spent one night in an intensive care ward,’ said a local report.

‘Doctors managed to stabilise the little patient’s condition.’

Reports said she suffered concussion but no fractures as a result of the 40ft fall.

She then got to her feet, brushed herself off, climbed over a low fence, and ran slowly towards the door of her apartment block on Karl Marx Street

She then got to her feet, brushed herself off, climbed over a low fence, and ran slowly towards the door of her apartment block on Karl Marx Street

She then got to her feet, brushed herself off, climbed over a low fence, and ran slowly towards the door of her apartment block on Karl Marx Street

She then got to her feet, brushed herself off, climbed over a low fence, and ran slowly towards the door of her apartment block on Karl Marx Street

The girl clambered out of the snow, brushed herself off, climbed over a low fence, and ran slowly towards the door of her apartment block on Karl Marx Street

The Russian Investigative Committee said: ‘The girl fell into a snowdrift, suffered bodily injuries during the fall, and was as a result hospitalised…

‘It was established that the victim lived at the address with her mother, who was absent at the time of the child’s fall.’

The mother could face prosecution for negligence.

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