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Hero Bus Operator Saves Girl Falling From Window

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Another day&hellip;another hero. This time, 10-year veteran bus operator Steve St. Bernard comes to the rescue saving a girl falling from a window Monday afternoon in Brooklyn.</p>
<p><div style="float:left; margin-right:10px; margin-bottom:10px;"><img src="/sites/default/files/archive/imgs/ScreenHunter.jpg" alt="Photo of bus operator Steve St. Bernard"><br /><span class="caption">Photo Courtesy/WABC-TV</span></div>

St. Bernard, assigned to the Flatbush Depot, was off-duty at the time and walking home from work when he saw a small crowd gathered outside a building at the Coney Island Housing complex. He then noticed a 7-year old girl standing on an air conditioning unit outside a three-story window. Suddenly, the girl lost her footing and fell. St. Bernard caught her.</p>
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"I just prayed that I'd catch her," St. Bernard said. "&lsquo;Please let me catch her, please let me catch her.' That's all I could say," he added.</p>
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The girl was taken to a Coney Island hospital with minor injuries. St. Bernard suffered a torn tendon in his shoulder.</p>
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Asked if he considered himself a hero, St. Bernard, a father of four replied, "No. A hero is a sandwich. I just did what I would do for one of my own kids."</p>