A moving video of an Egyptian policeman heroically saving a 5-year-old boy who fell from the balcony of the third floor of an apartment building last Saturday has gone viral online.
Captured on CCTV camera in the city of Assiut, three policemen on the ground floor of the building were alerted of the impending danger and near-fatal incident by a passer-by. With the child holding on for his dear life and just about falling, two policemen quickly grabbed what looked a like a carpet to use as a “cushion” for him to fall on.
While they were at it, the third policeman, who was keeping a close eye on the boy stretched out his arms to catch him, thus preventing him from fatally falling on the ground. The policeman suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
Take a look at the video below. Hats off to the policeman and his colleagues who were honoured by the Assiut Governor Yasser El-Desouky with certificates of recognition and financial rewards.