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Man climbs outside 13th floor apartment to rescue dangling dog

By Ben Hooper
Man climbs outside 13th floor apartment to rescue dangling dog
Diego Andres Davila Jimenez climbs to his neighbor's 14th story balcony to rescue a dog in danger. Screenshot: Amor Por Los Animales/Facebook

BOGOTA, April 21 (UPI) -- A resident of an apartment building in Colombia was recorded climbing out of his 13th story balcony to rescue a dog dangling from a ledge.

The video, recorded from a neighboring apartment, shows Diego Andres Davila Jimenez climbing out from his 13th floor apartment to reach the dog, Luna, which was dangling from his upstairs neighbor's balcony.

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Jimenez said Luna had somehow squeezed through the balcony bars and was hanging by her back legs.

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

Jimenez said he realized how dangerous the rescue was after he was safely on his neighbor's balcony with Luna.

"When I had Luna in my hands and looked down, a thousand thoughts flew through my mind," he said. "My girlfriend was a little upset, yelling at me, 'You stay there! Do not climb back down!'"

The rescuer said he waited on the balcony for about an hour until his neighbor came home.

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

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However, he said not everyone was a fan of his high-altitude actions.

"I received a lot of scolding from my mother," he said.

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