By Dilip Kuner • 17 December 2019 • 19:08
The building from which Alvaro fell in Marbella. Credit: Google Street View.
A LOCAL businessman has installed free of charge netting safety devices to the Marbella apartment from which a boy aged two fell seven floors.
Little Alvaro miraculously survived after washing lines broke his fall, and he was released from hospital just a few days later and will be with his family for Christmas.
His story struck a chord with Matías Lozano. Several years he and his wife were sitting on their balcony when their child, Matias junior, also aged two, dragged a chair to the edge, climbed on top and was only caught at the last moment as he was on the verge of toppling over and down six floors.
This led Matías to investigate safety systems and he found fall protection nets for windows and balconies in Argentina. He installed them in his home and began marketing them in Spain.
When he read about the incident with Alvaro, he immediately located his mother, Nilsa, and installed in her flat in the Plaza de Toros the system to three windows and the balcony completely free of charge.
Nilsa is tremendously grateful to Matías and his company ‘Happynets‘ for this gesture that makes her feel safer at home.
She was in the kitchen when the terrifying incident happened and thought Alvaro was asleep in his bed. But the curious child had climbed a chest of drawers to reach the window from which he fell.
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