Indiana, USA: Pizza delivery man rescues 5 people from burning house

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Indiana, USAPizza delivery man saves 5 people from burning house

In Lafayette, Indiana, a 25-year-old rescued a family from a burning house with a sometimes daring maneuver. He was slightly injured when he jumped out of a first-floor window.

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The hero is said to be a local pizza delivery man.

Lafayette Gov.

Because he jumped from the first floor and stayed in the house for a long time, Bostic had to be treated in the hospital.

Because he jumped from the first floor and stayed in the house for a long time, Bostic had to be treated in the hospital.

Lafayette Police Departement; Lindsey Nichole

A man in the US state of Indiana saved five people from a burning house with a sometimes daring maneuver. According to other US media, the 25-year-old was traveling as a pizza courier when he saw the burning house. This is how 25-year-old Nicholas Bostic described it to the broadcaster WLFI-TV. “I hit the brakes, jerked the steering wheel, did a 180-degree turn. I ran to the back of the house and yelled to see if anyone was there: three or four faces came down from above.”

At the time, there was an 18-year-old in the house who was looking after her three siblings aged one, six and 13 and a 13-year-old friend of one of the children, according to the Washington Post newspaper. Accordingly, the parents had left the house to play darts.

Ran into the house to look for the child

The 18-year-old was able to get three of the children out of the house, but she told him that one of her siblings was still missing, Bostic said. He then ran into the smoke-filled house to look for the child. Inside he heard a faint whimpering and crying and followed the source of the noise until he found the little one.

Because of the thick smoke, they had only one escape option: a jump from the first floor. According to Bostic, he smashed a window with his fist and jumped outside with the six-year-old in his arms. He suffered several injuries, the girl escaped with a minor cut on her foot.

The 25-year-old is celebrated as a hero in his hometown, his cousin has one donation campaign started for the young man, so far around half a million dollars have been raised. He doesn’t see himself as a hero, said Bostic. He just did something he wished someone would do for him and his family if their house caught fire.

(The essential/DPA/SYS)

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