Marine catches and saves three-year-old boy thrown from burning building

Marine Saves Child

Dramatic cellphone footage shows a Marine and college wide receiver catching a three-year-old boy who was thrown from a burning building by his mother.

Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the Phoenix home on July 3 barefoot after hearing calls for help. That is when he saved Jameson Long from the flames after Long’s mother, Rachel Long threw him to Blanks from the third-floor balcony. Rachel Long would die in the blaze after saving her child.

Blanks said, ‘She’s the real hero of the story because she made the ultimate sacrifice to save her children.’