Colombian Man Climbs Up To 13th Floor Balcony To Save Stuck Dog

After first trying a broom to nudge the dog from the balcony below, he climbed up the railing to pull the pooch to safety.

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Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez saved a dog who was stuck between the rails of a 13th floor balcony.  Via Amor Por Los Animales/Facebook
Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez saved a dog who was stuck between the rails of a 13th floor balcony. Via Amor Por Los Animales/Facebook
John Virata

A man in Colombia climbed from the 12th floor balcony of an apartment building to a 13th floor balcony, risking his life to rescue a dog that had become stuck between the balcony rails, and it was all caught on video.

Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez, without any safety harness, climbed up to the 13th floor balcony in order to save his neighbor’s dog, Luna, according to The Dodo.

 
Luna was stuck between the rails and was hanging precariously when Dávila Jimenez decided to act. He at first tried to push the dog back onto the balcony with a broom, but when that didn’t work, he decided to climb up a floor to save Luna.
 

Without any safety device of any kind, Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez risked his life to save a dog. Via AOL.com

Without any safety device of any kind, Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez risked his life to save a dog. Via Amor Por Los Animales/Facebook

After a few harrowing seconds, Dávila Jimenez pulled himself up and onto the balcony as onlookers from below watched the drama unfold.

“People on the ground were screaming. They had a mattress out just in case,” Dávila Jimenez told The Dodo. “The truth is, I did not think about the dire consequences. I did not look down.”
 

Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez knows a little about dogs as he is a dog lover himself. Via Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez/The Dodo

Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez knows a little about dogs as he is a dog lover himself. Via Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez/The Dodo

After he safely removed Luna, he waited for an hour before his neighbor returned home.

“She was in tears,” Dávila Jimenez said. “She is very grateful, because she just adores that dog.”

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