Three Egyptian policemen saved a 3-year-old boy’s life by catching him as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt.
The incredible moment was captured on video and released this week by Egypt’s Interior Ministry. The video shows three policemen on duty guarding a bank and standing on a sidewalk. They then look up and apparently see the child dangling from the balcony. The officers quickly sprung into action, trying to set up a safety net but he fell before they were done. Thankfully, one policeman was fast enough and caught him in his arms before he hit the ground.
The ministry said in a statement that the child was unharmed but one of the policemen was injured and was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. The policeman has been hailed as “heroic” for his quick reaction.