A young man is being lauded as a hero after he helped saved a baby thrown from a third-floor apartment that was on fire over the weekend.

A former college wide receiver and retired U.S. Marine, Phillip Blanks was filmed in a heart-stopping video diving to catch the 3-year-old boy as he was dropped from the balcony of the burning third-floor apartment Friday, July 3, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The 28-year-old said he was going for a workout with a friend who lived next door to the apartment when he heard the screaming and quickly rushed to the building to catch a young child he says was “twirling like a helicopter” as he fell through the air.

People were screaming, ‘There are kids up there’ and to throw the kids down. I saw another guy was standing there ready to catch the boy, but he didn’t look like he was going to do it, so I stepped in front of him,” Blank said.

According to the news outlet report, Blank caught the boy and brought him to safety.

The toddler and his 8-year-old sister suffered critical injuries but their 30-year-old mother died in the fire, authorities told the Arizona Republic.

Watch the video below…

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