Dramatic video captured the moment two men rescued a 97-year-old woman as flames and black smoke billowed from her burning home Friday.
One of the woman’s rescuers went into cardiac arrest immediately after helping carry her out on a chair but is expected to recover, WMUR, the local ABC-affiliated station, reported.
Lariana Garvis, the woman who recorded the video, told WMUR she noticed flames while driving by the house fire in Nashua, southern New Hampshire.
She said another driver and a neighbor kicked in the burning home’s front door and rushed out carrying the woman.
“Stay right there. Don’t move,” one good Samaritan is heard telling the woman as he drags the chair out the front door.
“We got you. We got you,” Garvis is heard assuring the woman, who is conscious and alert.
The 97-year-old then asks about her dog, and a third bystander indicated that her pet was safe.
Soon after, one of the rescuers collapsed.
Garvis said she continued CPR until EMTs put him in an ambulance. She said he is recovering now, and she talked to him on Saturday.
Thank God for these three good samaritans who were in the right place at the right time. They saved not one, but two lives. These neighbors were definitely God’s angels! They were willing to lay down their lives for someone who wasn’t able to save herself.