Ohio woman catches 18-month-old in midair as he falls from gutter

A woman in Ohio is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a toddler who fell from a gutter after climbing out of a window. 

Sandusky resident Jill Harper said that while traveling back home on Sunday afternoon, she spotted a boy 'hanging from the porch gutter,' according to Fox affiliate Cleveland 8. 

'I just pulled my car up and stopped and jumped out and ran up there,' Harper said.

Sandusky resident Jill Harper (Pictured) said that while traveling back home on Sunday afternoon, she spotted a boy 'hanging from the porch gutter'

Sandusky resident Jill Harper (Pictured) said that while traveling back home on Sunday afternoon, she spotted a boy 'hanging from the porch gutter'

Harper said she immediately exited her vehicle and tried to get someone's attention inside the house before catching the toddler

Harper said she immediately exited her vehicle and tried to get someone's attention inside the house before catching the toddler

'I could only touch his foot so I started banging on the house hoping that somebody would come outside and help me.'

'We both kind of went down and I thought he was going to hit his head on the concrete steps.' Harper added that, 'He came up and he kind of grabbed me and I just grabbed him and I thought, "Oh my God, I caught him.'" 

Police said that if Harper had not been there, the situation could have turned out much worse. Authorities said after responding to the scene, the 18-month-old

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