Watch: Moment when police officers catch falling 5-year-old

Talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Three Egyptian police officers on duty guarding a bank in the southern city of Assiut earlier this week jumped into action after they spotted a 5-year-old child holding on to the railing of a balcony on the building’s third floor, the country’s interior ministry said.

Surveillance video, released earlier this week by the Interior Ministry, showed the officers rushing under the child - catching him just as he fell to the ground.

One of the officers sustained bruises to his face and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The child was uninjured in the fall, officials said.

Local Egyptian media hailed the three policemen’s quick reaction as “heroic.”

The child’s mother told reporters that the officers worked together to protect her son. “Thank God he survived it safely, and we thank the security.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang