It's a parent's worst nightmare and it became reality for a mom when her toddler climbed on to a baggage conveyor belt and moved beyond her reach.
Edith Vega was at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, US, when her son climbed on to the conveyor belt and injured himself along the way to the baggage room.
Vega panicked when she realised what was happening and luckily airport staff were on hand to assist both her and the boy, age two.
Vega told local news reporters that she had put her son down while she was printing her boarding pass at an airlines kiosk and before she knew it, he had clambered on to the baggage conveyor belt.
The CCTV footage shows how Vega tried to grab her son and pull him back to safety, but she was unsuccessful. She tells news agency WBS: "I wanted to jump in and try to go get him, but they didn't allow me."