NEWS

Boy leaps from burning Alabama apartment into rescuer's arms

12/29/2014 10:04 EST | Updated 02/28/2015 05:59 EST
A three-year-old boy jumped from the second storey of a burning apartment building in Birmingham, Ala., into the arms of a relative — in a dramatic early Christmas morning rescue recorded by a cellphone camera.

Kerry Jackson, who recorded the video, can be heard in the video screaming, along with neighbours and family members, for the child to jump.

Jackson said the boy, who initially resisted calls to jump, landed in the arms of his cousin.

"Every time you watch it, there he go he jumped, he jumped, he finally jumped," Jackson told local television station WBRC. "It's just that feeling it gives you just to relive that moment and say you saved someone's life. It's just a really good feeling," 

Six people, including two children, were injured in the fire. One child remains in critical condition at a local intensive-care unit, according to WBRC.

MORE:cbcNews