Man Saves Child From Burning Building

In this video you can see Phillip Blanks from Arizona catching a toddler who was thrown from a burning apartment building. The retired U.S Marine doesn't want any special recognition for helping save a 3-year-old boy from an apartment. He said protecting others is just part of his job.

“Ultimately, this is my job,” Blanks said. “It was all fast, it was a blur. It was tunnel vision as I was running. I didn’t see anything but the baby.” Blanks said the child’s foot was injured in the fall but that his head and major organs were protected. “His skin was melting off of his body,” Blanks said. “He was bleeding.”

The mother did not make it but she made sure her son did.

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