Incredible footage has emerged of the moment a little girl in Russia plummets out of an apartment balcony, falling 12 metres to the ground.
Remarkably, she survived – thanks to the fact that she landed in a pile of snow.
Watch the incredible moment in the video above
The vision was captured in the Russian city of Tomsk and has quickly gone viral online.
The girl, six, was at home alone when the incident happened.
Security vision shows her plummeting from the balcony of her fourth-floor apartment, before shaking herself off, standing up and returning to her apartment.
The vision was captured last Saturday evening on CCTV.
It’s understood that a neighbour witnessed the incident and called an ambulance.
The little girl had received a concussion but was otherwise not seriously injured.
Local media reported that the girl spent only one night in a local hospital before being discharged.
The mother, who had left her six-year-old child at home alone, could face prosecution for negligence.
When the video was posted to Reddit, viewers were incredulous.
“Is she part cat?”, one person mused.
Cushioning the fall
“Snow is a hell of a thing,” wrote another.
“I once saw on Discovery (channel) a guy who was base jumping off a high tower in the snow; about 30 to 50 metres tall, maybe more.
“The parachute didn’t open and all he got was a couple of broken bones.”
Others said her age and small size had something to do with her surviving the fall.
“You can throw a mouse out of a helicopter and it will likely be fine,” one person wrote.
“If you dropped an elephant from 6 feet up its legs would shatter.”