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WATCH: Hero Rescues 5 Children From Burning Home


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There are bad things happening in this world on a daily basis.

This next story proves that good people can make a big difference.

Lafayette, Indiana native Nick Bostic was on his way home when he spotted a house engulfed in flames.

Bostic immediately pulled into the driveway, entered the house, and helped 4 children escape.

When they told him a 6-year-old was still inside, he busted through a window and saved the child’s life as firefighters arrived on the scene.

LPD Body cam footage shows Bostic saving the 6-year-old.

Bostic suffered cuts, burns, and smoke inhalation.

The children were unharmed thanks to his bravery.

Fox 59 has details on the heroic act that saved 5 lives:

A Lafayette man is credited for rescuing five people from a burning home. Crime tape surrounds the burnt home on Union Street. Windows are boarded up. The siding is melted. The strong smell of smoke is still holding on days later.

“I can remember the flames now,” said Nick Bostic, a rescuer.

Monday morning around 12:30, Nick Bostic was on his way home when he saw the flames.

“I saw the fire on the balcony so I slammed on the brakes, pulled in the driveway, and ran into the house from the back. I was hollering ‘Is there anybody in there?’” said Bostic.

As soon as Nick got inside, he saw four people and helped get them out. The oldest was 18. The youngest was 2. The group told Nick, there was one person still inside.

Amazingly, Bostic went back into the house again, saving the life of a 6-year-old.

LPD body cam footage captured footage of the rescue:

 

Even as he was on the ground injured and exhausted, Bostic was still more concerned about the child.

“Please tell me that baby is okay,” he said.

Thanks to his actions, the child was unharmed.

WPTA 21 has more:

The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, preventing crews from going inside after learning a 6-year-old could still be inside the home.

At 12:36 a.m., a man, who went in the home before firefighters arrived, jumped through a second-story window and landed on the ground with the 6-year-old who was trapped inside.

The man, later identified as 25-year-old Nicholas Bostic, of Lafayette, was seriously injured in the incident, suffering from severe smoke inhalation and a cut on his right arm. Bostic was flown to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment.

Police said the 6-year-old child was “miraculously mostly uninjured.”

A Go Fund Me has been set up for Bostic:



 

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