Footage taken last week in Zunri, China shows a boy inspecting a broken manhole cover on a sidewalk before taking a step over it – and then plunging into the depths below.
The boy’s parents, who were steps away from the child the entire time, are then seen rushing to his aid.
His father first attempts to climb down into the manhole. But he then decides to go in headfirst and manages to pull the boy to safety.
The boy reportedly sustained only minor injuries.