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Steven St. Bernard catches girl falling from third story window (VIDEO)

The 7-year-old girl was standing on an air conditioning unit when she fell into the bushes below.
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Bystanders watch as a 7-year-old girl falls from a third-story apartment window in Coney Island. (Screengrab)

A New York City bus driver is being hailed as a hero after catching a 7-year-old girl who fell from the third-story window of an apartment building.

Cellphone video taken by a resident in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn shows the girl standing on an air conditioning unit moments before falling into the bushes below, ABC News reported.

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Her fall was broken by the arms of Steven St. Bernard, who rushed to the scene and caught her.

St. Bernard torn a tendon in his left shoulder but is otherwise all right. Amazingly, the girl was uninjured.

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"I saw her in the hospital. She doesn't have a scratch on her," St. Bernard told New York TV station WABC.

Friends and neighbors are calling the 52-year-old bus driver and father of four a hero, but he said he was just in the right place at the right time.

"No. A hero is a sandwich. I just saw a kid, that's it," St. Bernard said.

The girl is autistic and managed to get onto the A/C unit by pushing through one of the side vents, WABC reported.

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