Husky survives 20ft plunge from first floor window

Dramatic footage has emerged of a husky falling from a second-storey window into a crowd of worried onlookers in Lille, France.

Somehow, the plucky pooch walked away from the incident without obvious signs of distress, but not before it was almost run over by a passing car.

Before the animal plunges feet-first from the first-floor window, a group of worried pedestrians had gathered to try and catch the animal, but to no avail.

According to the witness who captured this footage, the husky was calling for its owner through the open window as there was no one in the apartment.

"The dog was taken to a vet to see if everything was okay with his body,” the source told Storyful.

They added that "the owner apologised for forgetting the open window with tears in his eyes."