Jun 16, 2017

Miracle of girl, four, who was CAUGHT by hero neighbour after she was thrown from the fifth floor of Grenfell Tower inferno by her desperate mother

Clutching the little girl to his chest and looking up at the inferno raging above, this is a Grenfell Tower hero seconds after he caught a four-year-old thrown from a window 50ft above.

The shell-shocked child survived the fall from the fifth floor after her neighbour, named only as Pat, plucked her from the sky 'like a rugby ball'.

A witness said he then tucked her 'into his chest' and cuddled the little girl as they sheltered from falling debris under a tree.

As the little girl closed her eyes her saviour is shown staring up at the fire above, which consumed the entire 27-storey west London tower in minutes on Wednesday morning.
Tragically the five-year-old's mother is feared to be among those who perished in the Grenfell Tower disaster, which is believed to have claimed more than 100 lives.

The little girl was treated by paramedics at the scene and Pat was taken to hospital, according to the Mirror.

Resident Kadelia Woods, 20, said: '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 2am and the flat was filled with smoke.

Pat was calling: 'Drop her, I'll catch her'. The mum was screaming: 'No, no, I can't!'

'Pat kept reassuring her and then the girl dropped.

'Everyone's hearts stopped but Pat managed to catch her like a rugby ball tucked into his chest.'

Pat's catch is one of many acts of great heroism that have emerged in the aftermath of the worst fire in Britain for decades.