Man catches child by feet in midair after boy fell 30 feet from escalator
It was the catch of a lifetime…and that ‘good catch’ by a San Diego man may have saved the life of a 4-year-old boy.
21-year-old Antonio Jones was at the Mission Viejo Mall Friday with his girlfriend.
The couple craved a burger from Islands Restaurant.
Jones was standing outside the restaurant on the ground floor when he noticed little Jimmy Lavin get tangled in an upstairs escalator.
The escalator hand-rail pulled Lavin upstairs to the second floor.
In an instant, the sobbing boy was carried upward as he dangled off the staircase.
Jones was a few steps away when Lavin hit the top wall was knocked off the escalator rail.
The boy plummeted 30 feet head-first toward the concrete walkway.
Jones reacted… jumping forward and catching the child with one hand on each leg.
It was a near perfect catch… Lavin’s head just barely touched the ground.
The child was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a minor bump on the noggin and released.
Jones is being credited for saving the boy’s life.
SOURCE: San Diego Man Saves Boy From 30-foot Fall