Video of a Heart Stopping Moment a Marine Caught a Baby who was Thrown From the Balcony of a Burning Building

A man was filming the chilling moment a mother had to throw her baby from the 3rd story balcony of a burning building in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 3rd of July.

Luckily Phillip Blanks was there who ran to the house barefoot after hearing the mother inside yelling for help. Blanks a former Marine and college football wide receiver was amazingly able to catch the three-year-old who was thrown off the balcony. Blanks said "my instinct just kicked in immediately with no hesitation I just ran up to the baby and caught him" he also said when the baby got tossed off the balcony he "helicopter around" before he caught him.

Jameson Long the 3-year -old made it out safe, but sadly his mother did not make it from the burning building.

According to DailyMail

A former Marine and college wide receiver was able to catch a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building by his mother, dramatic cellphone footage shows.

Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot after hearing calls for help and was able to save Jameson Long from the flames on the third floor balcony.

He told ABC it was all  'instinct', adding: 'There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it.'

Jameson,'s 30-year-old mother, Rachel Long, died in the blaze. Blanks said: 'She's the real hero of the story because she made the ultimate sacrifice to save her children.'

Blanks, who now works in the security industry, was a former wide receiver at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

He said Jameson was 'twirling in the air like a propeller' as he fell.

'I just did my best. His head landed perfectly on my elbow', he added,  'I know how to catch. I've learned how to catch a football. So I'll give some credit to football.'

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