Watch: Egyptian Police Officer Catches Boy Who Fell From Building

Newsweek Staff

Three police officers in Egypt saved the life of a young boy who fell from the third story of a building. The child was dangling from the balcony of an apartment when he lost his grip.

Five-year-old Ammar Motaz Abd El-Salam was attending an engagement party with family on February 17 in the town of Asyut, south of Cairo, when the incident occurred. Officers Camille Fathi Good, 45, Hassan Sayed Ali, 38, and Sabri Mahrous Azis, 39, were standing at street level when they saw the boy struggling to hold onto the building’s balcony, CBS reported.

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As the officers grabbed a carpet to try to catch Ammar, the child quickly fell into the arms of officer Good. The officer fell backwards under the force of Ammar's landing and was treated for injury at a local hospital, according to ABC. Egypt’s Ministry of the Interior posted the dramatic video on its Facebook page.

Ammar did not sustain any injuries. Ammar's father said his son suffers from a brain condition and has been saved from falling or almost falling multiple times, CBS reported.

This article was first written by Newsweek

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