What happened next was captured in a heart-stopping video from a helmet camera worn by a firefighter. The video footage was released this past weekend.
As frantic screams are heard, the footage shows a father dropping his 5-year-old child from the third-floor balcony. Capt. Scott Stroup makes the incredible catch. The child lands upside down in Stroup’s arms, and Stroup twists his knee in the process.
“We were catching babies like a football — literally,” DeKalb fire Capt. Eric Jackson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “There were adults that were on the balcony that were dropping their babies right into our arms. We had a couple firefighters catching babies, so it was just really incredible.”