Moment man catches a 3-year-old boy who was thrown by his mother from a burning apartment on the third floor (video)

A former college receiver and retired US Marine is being hailed as a hero after helping save a baby thrown from a third-floor apartment that caught fire over the weekend.

Phillip Blanks, 28, was filmed on a heart attack diving video to catch the 3-year-old boy when he was thrown from the balcony of the burning third-floor apartment in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, July 3 from 2020.

People were yelling, 'There are kids up there'  Blanks, who was a wide receiver at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan and then joined the Marines, told him to WWMT. "I saw another boy standing there ready to catch the boy, but he didn't seem like he was going to do it, so I stood in front of him."

Blanks said he was going to train with a friend who lived next door to the apartment when he heard the screaming and quickly rushed to the building to catch a boy who he said was "spinning like a helicopter" as he fell down the air.

The former college receiver caught the boy and took him to safety, the media outlet reported. The boy and his 8-year-old sister suffered serious injuries, but his 30-year-old mother died in the fire, authorities told the Republic of Arizona. ~~ Watch the video below;

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