Teen heroes pull man from inferno
Published: May 31, 2008 | 7086th good news item since 2003
Three Bay of Plenty teenagers are being hailed as heroes after pulling a man from his burning home early today.
The trio of two boys and a girl had been at a nearby party when they saw the blazing house at Eversham Road in suburban Arataki around 2am.
Without any thought for their own safety they entered the house and dragged out the 64-year-old man.
“I saw an inferno…they saved that man’s life,” witness Catherine Devon told the Bay of Plenty Times today.
Other witnesses described how the young heroes got wet towels to put over the victim’s burns until the arrival of emergency services.
He was taken to Tauranga Hospital with moderate injuries.