A cat was saved after falling into spectators at a college football match in the US state of Florida last night.

Spectators attending the Miami Hurricanes match against Appalachian State had a heartstopping moment when a black and white cat was seen dangling from a wire on the upper deck of the Miami Gardens stadium before losing its grip.

A group in the crowd on the lower deck stood by using a flag to catch the cat as it fell.

The bizarre rescue resulted in a massive cheer from the crowd.

The Hard Rock Stadium said in a tweet: "We are happy that due to the heads up nature of fans in sections 107, 110 & 208 the cat landed safely after a harrowing fall. We wish the cat the best in his remaining eight lives."