9 year old boy dives to save falling baby brother

Music 30/11/2016

A young boy in Florida is being hailed as a hero after surveillance footage showed him catching his baby brother after he fell off a changing table.

Mother Tila Levi put the 11-month-old on the table and turned away to talk to one of her other children.

The baby twisted and rolled, plummeting off the table and towards the ground. But nine-year-old Joseph leaped to the rescue, diving and catching the baby.

"I felt like something came and just pushed me forward and when that happened, I just ran and caught him," Joseph says.

Ms Levi says it shows how quickly things can change in a second."I was just getting everyone ready for bed. I was home alone with the five kids, and at first I said, 'I messed up. I did something wrong,' but then I realised that, really, it was a miracle," she says.

"I must have done something right to have been deserving of this little guy, running in at the right time and catching him at the right moment. "I do believe in miracles. I'd just never seen one first-hand, like, in front of my face."

Ms Levi says she released the video at the suggestion of a friend, who said it's a good reminder for parents to always be vigilant around their children.