Sunday 30 April 2017

Skydive instructor makes incredible one-handed catch of toddler falling off counter

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The is the moment a skydive instructor showed his cat-like reflexes to rescue a baby falling from a counter-top at a store.

When a customer's young son went tumbling off the front counter at iFly, an indoor skydiving center in Houston, Texas, employee Jesse "Tex" Leos reacted instantly with a one-armed save.

A clearly relieved Jesse realised he had made an amazing grab and he can be seen on camera showing a quick flex of his life-saving arms.

"Just out of the corner of my eye I saw the child fall and didn’t have that much time to think about it, and next thing I know I’m holding the kid,"he told KPRC.

He posted the video online and it has gone viral through Facebook and Reddit.

"Definitely my reflexes were quick, and I can attest that’s to the training that we do every day here,'' he told KPRC. "We both just kind of had a laugh at it, and it was kind of one of those ‘that just happened’ kind of moments that turned out great."

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