Florida Deputy Climbs Side of Building To Rescue Baby From Fire
A Florida deputy is being hailed as a hero after climbing the side of an apartment building that was on fire to rescue a one-year-old girl from a fire early Saturday, and the whole thing was caught on a body camera.
The one-year-old baby and her mother couldn't escape their third-floor unit after a fire broke out at the Isles at East Millineia, according to the Orange County Sheriff.
Deputies responded to the scene just before 4:15am and saw the mother and baby on the balcony, with flames coming from inside her apartment.
Deputy William Puzynski wasted no time climbing the rails of the balconies to grab the baby from her mother, and lower her to two other deputies on the ground.
“Just before climbing up the building, Deputy Puzynski took off his heavy outer ballistic vest - which his camera is attached to - to make it easier for him to climb. It’s an amazing twist of fate that the camera was able to capture what happened next,” the release said.
“When I got here, we saw the building fully engulfed. It was chaos everywhere,” Puzynski told WKMG.
“Afterwards when the mom came and found me, she actually gave me a hug, so it was rewarding,” he said. “It’s a different feeling. Some nights you go home, and you don’t really know if you’ve made a difference, but in situations like this you feel it.”
The baby's mother and grandmother were rescued by ladder, thanks to the fire department. No casualties or injuries were reported in the fire, thanks to this hero deputy.
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