Deputies Plunge Car Crash Victim Into Puddle to Put Out Flames
"My first thought was, 'We can't let this guy burn to death right in front of us,'" one of the officers said.
Two deputies jumped into action after a car accident in Texas, pulling a burning victim into a puddle to put out the flames.
The deputies with the Chambers County Sheriff's Department rushed to the scene after a vehicle overturned and caught fire in Winnie last week.
The driver was unconscious and critically hurt. Ignoring the danger to themselves, the deputies freed the man from his car – but his legs were on fire.
The quick-thinking duo plunged the man’s legs into a nearby puddle to douse the flames.
The two deputies, Braedon Boznango and Carlton Carrington, were not hurt during the daring rescue.
“My first thought was, 'We can't let this guy burn to death right in front of us,'” Carrington said at a press conference after the incident.
The driver was airlifted to a Houston hospital. His name and condition have not been released.
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