IRC deputies rescue two from car fire
Posted: June 10, 2009 VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) - An amazing rescue is captured on dash cam video. Indian River County Sheriff's deputies went racing to a car in flames. Two people were fighting to get out. Time wasn't on their side.
"To be honest with you, it's pretty scary, you know, you were fighting time," remembered Deputy Brian Reimsnyder.
It could have been a fiery grave for two people who crashed their car on Dixie Highway in Vero Beach last Tuesday.
Deputy Reimsnyder added, "Your worst fear is that you're not going to be able to save the person and have them burning right there in front of your eyes."
Deputies Brian Reimsnyder and John Kane refused to let the victims die. Time was running out and the fire was spreading. The gas tank was ready to explode.
"Pretty traumatic, both kind of out of it," said Reimsnyder.
The deputies tried putting out the fire with four extinguishers. They were able to pull the passenger out, the woman driving would spend a few long minutes on edge waiting for fire crews to arrive with the jaws of life.
Deputy Kane said, "They were lucky."
Two lives saved, one heroic story made more impressive with video.
"It's a different perspective that a lot of people don't have the opportunity to see what we do encounter," said Reimsnyder.
These deputies say quick thinking and years of training played a big role in the happy ending to this story. The two people in the car walked away with minor burns and cuts.
The Indian River County Sheriff says the cameras were installed in every patrol car five years ago. They trigger when the lights and sirens go on or if the deputy drives the car faster than 75 miles per hour.
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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States (load item map)
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