It’s anyone’s guess how he ended up there.
But however he did it, there was no going back for this unfortunate Chinese boy after he got his head firmly wedged in a stone balustrade.
As crowds gathered to watch the rescue, firefighters tried all manner of ways to carefully slide the distressed youngster out from the gap.
The drama unfolded on Sunday outside a building in Hezhang County.
Eventually, crews had to use hydraulic pliers to crack the balcony and widen the gap, it was reported by ITV News.