Toddler’s heroics highlight common danger

(NBC Photo)
(NBC Photo)

WASHINGTON (NBC News) – Young Bowdy Shoff is being hailed a hero for saving his twin brother, Brock, after he became trapped under a dresser.

Mom Kayli Shoff says she and her husband were sleeping and heard nothing from the other room when the dresser fell on their 2-year-old son, but a nanny cam they use to monitor their boys captured everything.

“We hadn’t heard them cry or make a peep, so I looked on the camera to see if they were still sleeping, and I had just seen the dresser toppled over and I of course started panicking,” Shoff recalls.

The two were climbing on the dresser in their bedroom, opening drawers with hopes to climb higher, when their weight tipped the dresser over.

It landed on Brock, and Bowdy immediately jumped into action, looking for ways to save his brother. After about two minutes a couple tries, he’s able to push the dresser off.

While the boys are safe, the Shoffs want to make sure parents are aware of the danger.

“I don’t want this to happen to anyone else’s child,” Kayli Shoff says.

That danger lands a child in the emergency room every 30 minutes according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission tells NBC News they plan on investigating this incident and the furniture involved.