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Child dropped from second floor into firefighter's arms

The heart-stopping moment a father flung his child from a second-floor balcony and into a firefighter's arms has been captured on video.

The incident occurred on January 3 when Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department was called to an apartment block blaze in Decatur, Georgia.

Firefighters rescued 12 people from the inferno, which left one firefighter injured an nearly 80 people homeless.