Firefighter Miraculously Catches Baby Thrown From Burning Building

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Thanks to this Georgia firefighter, an infant thrown from the second story window of a burning building is going to be just fine. 

"It's a term that firefighters and officers alike don't hold onto or acknowledge, but it was heroic," said Captain Eric Jackson, the department's public information officer. "For a firefighter to be where he was and be keenly aware ... when the gentleman dropped the baby, he dropped him right into his arms."

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The baby and father were attempting to evacuate after the fire broke out in the building on Tuesday afternoon, according to Yahoo! News. They were cut off by the fire so the father decided to toss the infant to get the child out of the smoke-filled area as quickly as possible. The father was later evacuated by way of a ladder. 

Robert Sutton, the firefighter responsible for catching the baby, has been hailed a hero but remains humble about the situation. 

"He deflected a lot of the credit to being in the right place at the right time and the good work to his crew," Captain Tom Burrell said. "He just happened to be the one standing there when the gentlemen found himself at the window. As a father of two children himself, I think anybody can understand that if that opportunity occurred, he could see himself in that man's shoes."

The footage was captured by a plumber working across the street, according to Captain Jackson. 


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