Firefighter Catches Little Girl Thrown from Third Story During Apartment Fire

Dramatic footage has captured the moment a firefighter caught a young child, thrown by her father from the third floor of a burning apartment building. The chaotic vision, filmed by another firefighter’s helmet camera, shows emergency crews scrambling at the scene of the blaze.

In the crucial moment, one firefighter stands at the bottom of the ladder with his arms outstretched. A man, struggling to descend a ladder, then drops a flailing girl into the firefighter’s arms.

The blaze, in the US city of Decatur, near Atlanta in Georgia, left a dozen people injured.