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A Georgia firefighter caught a baby tossed from the second floor of a burning building as a desperate father acted on a last ditch effort to escape a building ablaze.

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DeKalb County firefighter Robert Sutton was at the right place at the right time when he and his fellow firemen responded to a fire at an apartment complex on Wednesday.

Sutton effortlessly caught the child after telling the father “drop him.”


“He was a little guy, so when I heard his father yelling ‘Help’, and saw him hanging out the window with the baby in his arms, I just went into action. I just did what any of the other firefighters out here would have done,” Sutton told Fox 5’s Portia Bruner earlier this week.

Larry Carter, a plumber in the area at the time of the fire, recorded the entire thing on his phone.


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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’