Cairo, Egypt, Feb 23: In a thrilling video, a cop in Egypt is seen catching a child who fell from the third floor of a building. The cop took the full blow of the fall and got injured, but he managed to save the life of the child. The CCTV footage was released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry.

Al Arabiya reported that the boy was dangling from the balcony of the building. The cops noticed the boy in distress and decided to help him. While one cop was seen opening a carpet to break the fall, the other cop is seen extending his arms to catch the boy. In a split-second, the boy came crashing down on the cop, who collapsed due to the impact of the fall.

The boy escaped unharmed, whereas the cop was admitted in the hospital for minor injuries. The incident occurred in south Cairo’s Assiut Governorate on February 17.