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WATCH: Boy clutched from jaws of death at mall

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The life of a young child was clutched from the jaws of death after he was pulled up at a shopping center in Ha’il province in Saudi Arabia.

Seconds before the horrific moment a young boy and his sibling are seen on CCTV footage playing with the railing of an escalator before the older child was pulled upwards in front of panicked people at a shopping center in Saudi Arabia.

A woman who spots the boy being pulled upwards, is shown panicking and calling out for help.

Just as the child reaches three meters off the ground one male shopper is seen sprinting up the escalator trying to catch him before he falls to a certain death.

As the camera switches to the next floor one man, identified as Khalid al-Suwaidi, is seen talking with friends on the other side of the escalator. When he hears the screams of the public and spots the child, he is seen sprinting around and successfully grabbing and holding on to the young child before pulling him up holding on to him.

Social media users have thanked an praised the man for his quick and fast reaction to save the boy.