Heart-stopping moment tree smashes through roof above sleeping baby in cot

A five-month-old baby was hit when tree debris fell through roof and collapsed on his crib.

The terrifying moment was caught on a baby monitor as a tree fell through the home in Prairieville, Louisiana, US, last Friday.

Parents Courtney and Kale Buchholtz, who were in the living room at that time, scrambled to their room and picked up their son Cannon.

Footage shared on their Facebook shows the baby sleeping on his back when the debris breaks through the roof and drops into the bedroom.

A flurry of roof insulation fibre falls on little Cannon, waking him up from his sleep.

The loud thud shocks the life out of the toddler who lets out a cry for help.

Mum Courtney runs to the room and quickly picks up her son, gasping: "Oh my God! Oh my God!"

Miraculously, Cannon was not injured.

Dad Kale told local station WBRZ: "All of a sudden it sounded like loud thunder, stuff was coming off the walls.

"The night it happened I had, you know, three or four neighbours throughout the neighbourhood show up that I'd never even met before that all live in the back and just showed up, asking what they could do to help.

"'It took two days for it to set in, we were both in shock."

Courtney shared their ordeal on Facebook and wrote: "Running to get my baby under debris was one of the scariest things I've ever experienced.

"We are okay and safe at my cousin's house – our house, however, is unliveable right now. Trying to remember that all of our material things (once again) can be replaced. We did it once in 2016… we'll do it again."

The couple and their child are currently staying with family while they contact their insurance company to get repairs on the home started, it is reported.

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