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Incredible moment Utah two-year-old frees twin brother after chest of drawers falls on him

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 3/01/2017 Chloe Chaplain

A hidden camera captured the incredible moment a two-year-old lifted a chest of drawers off his twin brother who was trapped underneath.

The toddlers, named Brock and Bowdy Shoff, were climbing over the furniture at their home in Utah when it tipped over - trapping one of them.

Bowdy is then seen trying to shift the dresser by attempting to lift it off his brother who is distressed and unable to move.

After a struggle, he eventually manages to push the piece of furniture off Brock, freeing him.

The boys’ father, Ricky Shoff, posted the video on social media in order to “bring awareness” of the dangers of such incidents to other parents. 

© Provided by Independent Print Limited He wrote: “I've been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it's not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible.

“Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share.”

He told local news sites that he and his wife were upstairs at the time and did not hear what was going on.

Mr Shoff said his wife found the chest of drawers on the floor when she went downstairs a few minutes later but the children seemed fine.

The couple did not realise what had happened until they watched the footage back on the security camera later, he claimed.

He added that both boys miraculously escaped “without a scratch”.

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