Had it not been for that extra bit of time they waited, they might have passed before the accident took place and been unable to help.
Officer Jolin was nearby at the time, and when the call came he was able to get to the house in under a minute.
Dramatic Bodycam Footage Shows Police Officer Sprinting to House Engulfed in Flames and Rescuing Trapped Family
A Western New York police officer defined heroism early Monday with a dramatic rescue from a burning house.
Though Ashley Batchelor and her son Conner weren't far out in the water, there was a riptide, and the two were tiring themselves out.
Ervin's bodycam footage has been released in part, showing just how extreme the situation was and how much danger he faced during the rescue.
Carnival Ride Encounters Major Problem with Unaware Families Onboard, Video Captures Moment Bystanders Realize They're the Only Ones Who Can Help
Attendees at the National Cherry Festival in Michigan jumped into action when they noticed a park ride swaying dangerously.
The rest of the crew rigged up a crane to support the man's body and keep him upright, and they called for reinforcements.
Photos show just how dire the situation was, with an officer carrying the elderly woman out of the water that almost claimed her.
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Specializing in locating missing people, apprehension, finding crime scene evidence and tracking, Kitt was also part of a SWAT team.
The local fire department also recognized the heroism of the 7-month-old Labrador retriever mix, featuring her in a Facebook post.