It’s not unusual for a firefighter to save someone’s life, but two Chinese firemen are being hailed heroes for the heart-stopping way they saved the lives of a mother and her daughter.
This past weekend, firefighters rushed to an apartment building in Jiaxing City after a unit caught on fire. The building was immediately evacuated, yet a mother and daughter from the sixth-floor unit that was on fire were trapped inside.
Firefighters rushed to the unit below and tried to help the two women down to safety, but while climbing out of the window, the women lost their grip. “The situation at that time was urgent, and the impact of her fall was quite huge. But I just attempted to catch her, and pulled her into the building with the help of my partners,” said firefighter Jiang Tiancai.
Thankfully, the firefighter caught her in time and pulled her to safety, but just moments later, her daughter lost her grip and started plummeting to the ground. “The girl stood there for a very long time, and couldn’t hold on anymore. So I asked the policeman behind me to grab me. After the hook was linked to her, I tightly held her leg. As she was falling down, I pulled her into the building,” said firefighter Wei Tingbiao.
Watch the entire video below to see the heart-stopping moment these heroes caught two women falling from a burning building.
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[Featured image: Global News]