Firefighter Makes Most Important Catch of His Life

A baby was thrown from the 2nd floor of a burning apartment building
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2017 12:42 PM CDT

"It was something to see," Larry Carter tells Fox 5. The plumber got video of a Georgia firefighter catching a baby that had been thrown from a burning apartment building Tuesday in Decatur. Good Morning America reports the baby's father was unable to get out of the building, so he tossed the baby from the second floor and into the arms of firefighter Robert Sutton. Carter says Sutton "caught it like a football pass." While others are calling Sutton a hero, colleagues say he's being "very humble" about his lifesaving catch. "I just did what any of the other firefighters out here would have done." The baby's father was eventually pulled from the building by firefighters, and no injuries were reported. (More firefighters stories.)

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