Heroic soldier runs to rescue infant falling down an escalator

Staff writer

A heroic soldier came to the rescue a nine-month-old baby who fell down an escalator at a Chinese mall.

The shocking CCTV video, captured in Wuxi City in eastern China's Jiangsu Province on January 18, shows an infant in a baby walker moving out of a restaurant to the edge of the escalator before tumbling down it.

A man walking past can be seen immediately running to save the infant, catching her and carrying her back to the top of the escalator and returning her to her mum.

Amazingly the baby only sustained light injuries thanks to the quick reaction of the solider, who has since been identified as Wang Zihao.

Watch what happens in the video above.