• Man who jumped for his life during apartment fire reflects on terrifying moments

    By: Alyssa Hyman

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    NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Last week, we showed you terrifying video of a man who jumped for his life from a burning apartment in Sandy Springs.

    Hakim Sigmond reached out to Channel 2 Action News to tell us it was him in the video. He has several fractures but is happy to be alive.

    He sat down with Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman and walked through the split-second decision that he had to make to save himself and his girlfriend's 7-year-old son.

    "Being in it, I'm hanging out the window and I see the smoke and the flames in my peripheral but I'm not acknowledging how big the fire actually is," Sigmond said.


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    He quickly realized all of their exits were blocked by smoke and fire.

    "They told me to drop Jackson down and they would catch him," he said.

    They did. Then it was his turn.

    This all unfolded as his girlfriend, Jackson's mom Jasmine, was trying to reach them knowing there's been a fire. 

    "I'm calling him. He's not answering. I was relieved when he was able to call me and say, 'Hey, they caught Jacskon. We think he's fine,' then I was able to calm down a little bit," she explained. 

    Sigmond does have fractures in his back and his wrist but is expected to recover.

    Jackson wasn't injured at all.

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