A mystery bystander calmly walked into a burning building in Fresno, California, to save a man trapped inside.
Beth Lederach captured the scene on camera as neighbours tried to fight the blaze with garden hoses before a man wearing a blue baseball cap walked into the house to carry a elderly man to safety. “As I got out of the car, this woman came up with this baby and said, ‘My dad is in there! My dad is in there!’ I didn’t know what to do. I felt so helpless.”
As Lederach continued to shoot video — one arm around the woman holding the baby — the unknown rescuer went inside the burning home and carried the man, who had been hooked up to an oxygen tank for respiratory problems, to the safety of the sidewalk, said the Fresno Bee newspaper. “I couldn’t believe it,” Lederach told the paper. “I was so relieved, I just wanted to cry.”