Shocking Video Shows Bystander Catch Baby Dropped from Flaming Building in Texas
Shocking video shows a bystander catching a baby dropped from a burning building in Texas.
One day before Thanksgiving, flames broke out in a multi-story residential building in Northeast Dallas. In one of the apartments, a mother, father and a one-year-old were trapped inside.
So, the dad punched open a window and their little girl was dropped into the arms of a stranger below.
“It was terrifying,” mom Shuntara Thomas told WFAA. “I didn’t know if I was going to come down with her or if that would be the last time that I was holding my child.”
Below, Byron Campbell tried to convince Thomas to let her baby go.
“I just told the mom I wouldn’t drop the baby. Then she let go and I caught it. I held on like a football and didn’t let go,” Campbell said.
In a video interview, Campbell called it “crazy stuff.”
This is the young man who caught a baby as it dropped three stories up from a burning apartment, Byron Campbell made the catch of his life! This man is a hero!!! pic.twitter.com/G8nwyeq6zM
— Hannah VanHuss Davis (@hannahdinhd) November 21, 2018
The baby’s mother also fled the building by jumping from the third floor on to a mattress and escaped with only bumps and bruises.
The baby’s father, Patrick, also survived but had over 20 stitches.
More than 40 people were left without a home because of the fire.
Watch above, via The Dallas Morning News
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