MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair officials honored the man who saved a 7-year-old boy that fell through the glass after he climbed on top of the greenhouse at Van Vleck House and Gardens on Tuesday, July 9.
On Friday, Deputy Chief Wilhelm Young, presented the good samaritan with an award of recognition.
Morten Rose Madsen just happened to be visiting the gardens from Denmark, saw the fall and rushed to help the boy. He carried him out of the greenhouse, applied first aid and asked witnesses to call an ambulance, according to reports.
The boy was a Nutley resident who sustained injuries after visiting the gardens at around 4:45 p.m. According to police officials, he went off the path and began to climb the greenhouse. He fell through three panes of glass and nearly six feet to the ground, said Van Vleck officials.
Upon arrival of first responders, the boy was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment for two lacerations to his lower body.
Madsen also sustained a cut to his heel.