In Another Incident of Heroic Saving, ‘Hero Of Grenfell Tower’ Caught A Four-Year-Old Girl ‘Like A Rugby Ball’ After Thrown By Mother From Fifth Floor

Man On Ground Catches a Baby Dropped From the Tenth Floor of the Blazing Grenfell Tower in London, Manages to Save the Baby

In another of the heroic saving stories coming out in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire incident in London, a man has managed to save a baby girl thrown off the fifth floor of the tower by catching her. In this session, we will learn about the heroic act performed.

Source: metro (Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in west London )

The Heroic Act

A man, named Pat, has been hailed as a hero after catching a young girl whose mother threw her from the window of Grenfell Tower as it burned.

The four-year-old girl is safe, unharmed and uninjured after Pat caught her “like a rugby ball tucked in his chest” after the little girl was thrown from the fifth floor. Pat lives in a low rise block next to the tower.

However, the witnesses of the incident are fearing the worst for her mother, since the flat was inundated in flames just seconds after the child was thrown out.

Source: Daily Mail (Pat (R) holds the girl close to his chest)

Resident Kadelia Woods, told The Sun,

“The mum had the little girl’s head wrapped in a towel and was holding her out of the window and was screaming for help. The fire was raging like crazy. It was about 2 am and the flat was filled with smoke.

My neighbor Pat, who’s in his 40s, was calling up to her shouting, ‘Drop her, don’t worry I’ll catch her’. The mum was screaming, ‘No, no, I can’t, I can’t’. Pat kept reassuring her and then the girl just dropped. Everyone’s hearts stopped as she fell. We were all fearing the worst.

“But Pat managed to catch her like a rugby ball tucked in his chest and he just clung on to her.

“She had a pink dressing gown on and she was just screaming hysterically for her mum. The paramedics were trying to put an oxygen mask on her but she was just screaming and screaming. I don’t think her mum survived. When I looked up again the whole floor was on fire.”

It is thought Pat got injured while helping people from the tower and was being treated in the hospital.

Source: The Sun (Flames Blazing in Grenfell Tower)

Community leaders told that they have thought the mother of the rescued child died in the fire.

The Grenfell Tower Fire Incident

The Grenfell Tower fire incident occurred on 14 June 2017 at a 24 story, 67 m (220 ft) high tower block in North Kensington, west London, England. The Metropolitan Police has said that 58 people are currently missing and presumed dead, including 30 confirmed dead. The BBC reports that the final figure could be “around 70”.