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We love a hero, but in our time reporting on worldwide acts of heroism, few reach the level achieved by Andrew Leitch. The Aussie father was captured on CCTV clinging desperately to his son Haydn after taking the full impact of car smashing into him and a shop front. Amazingly, the baby escaped without a scratch, but Mr. Leitch's elderly parents were tossed across the foyer. Despite a long period in a critical condition in hospital, both have now recovered. The shocking sequence was captured on a security camera near Sydney, Australia. The 82-year-old driver had a heart attack and careened her car at almost 45 mph into the Leitch family.
SAINT JOHN - The city is looking at ways to honour two heroes who saved the life of a two-year-boy in the north end Saturday.
Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, the quick actions of James Blagden and his brother-in-law, Brain Norwood, saved the life of the toddler.
Seeing a child crawling out the window of a home on Victoria Street, the pair ran a block to make the rescue. While Norwood ran to the apartment yelling trying to alert those in the apartment and get to the child before he fell, Norwood stood below and made a superhuman catch. The little boy bounced off his arm and then he snatched the toddler out of midair by the ankles. The child survived the incident without a scratch.
a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child.