Watch: Firefighters catch man in mid-fall from fourth story

Last weekend, firemen from Latvia's Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) possibly saved a life by catching - through a window from a story below - a person falling down from the fourth story of an apartment building. 

After receiving a call, firemen rushed to the scene to see a person - from the video, it appears to be a male  but the rescuers aren't releasing any details except a short clip - dangerously hanging from a window. 

Realizing the person would likely fall down should the rescuers enter their apartment, the rescuers turned to the neighbors one story below. They let the rescuers inside, and one fireman sat by an open window with arms reaching out, preparing to catch the person should they fall, while the other fireman kept the rescuer steady. 

As rescuers outside tried to approach the person hanging on the ledge of the apartment above, the person's hands slipped and they fell. The rescuer expecting the fall below, showing incredible dexterity, managed to catch the person and usher them back to safety, thus likely saving a life. 

"Being a rescuer is something special. It takes courage, professionalism and the ability to act decisively in complex and often non-standard situations. I'm proud of the two VUGD rescuers who saved a life," said Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis.  

For their extreme courage and dexterity the two rescuers will be presented with service and Interior Ministry awards. 

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