Egyptian policemen catch child falling from 3rd floor
Catcher on the Nile

Egyptian policemen catch child falling from 3rd floor

Video captures three officers managing to save 5-year-old’s life; boy unharmed as policemen hailed as heroes

CAIRO — Three Egyptian policemen were able to catch a 5-year-old child as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, saving the boy’s life.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry released a video of the incident this week showing three policemen on duty guarding a bank and standing on a sidewalk. They look up and apparently see the child dangling from the balcony before rushing to catch him as he falls.

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 video was carried by Egyptian media outlets who hailed the policemen’s quick reaction as “heroic.”

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