Viral Video Shows Employee's Amazing Catch ... of a Kid

It was caught on surveillance tape
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 17, 2017 4:57 PM CST

Surveillance video at an indoor skydiving facility in Houston shows an instructor quickly catching a toddler as the child falls backward off a counter, the AP reports. The boy was standing on the counter and holding onto his father when he tumbled backward. Jesse "Tex" Leos, an instructor at iFly, was standing on the other side of the counter, saw the boy falling out of the corner of his eye, and quickly reached out with his left hand to catch him before gathering him up in his arms. On Wednesday, Leos posted the video to his Facebook page where it's been viewed more than 700,000 times. He told KPRC-TV that regular training for skydiving helps keep his reflexes sharp. (More viral video stories.)

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