A Florida deputy heroically rescued a baby from an apartment fire in Orlando over the weekend and it was caught on body camera footage.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released the footage of Deputy William Puzynski’s body camera where he is seen climbing up the three-story apartment balcony to retrieve the 1-year-old baby girl from the “raging” fire.
In the video, Puzynski is heard assuring the baby’s mother that he was coming.
In a post shared on their Facebook page, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office detailed the events that led to the rescue and what transpired on camera, which they called “an amazing twist of fate.”
Early Saturday morning, they responded to a call about the apartment building being “partially” on fire and as they were evacuating other residents out of the building they saw a mother and baby on the third balcony “with flames coming from the apartment.”
“When I got here, we saw the building fully engulfed. It was chaos everywhere,” Puzynski told CNN affiliate WKMG.
Check out the video below:
After Puzynski was able to retrieve the baby from her mother, he safely lowered the baby to the ground from the second floor and handed her to the other deputies on the ground.
The Orange County Fire Rescue Department rescued the baby’s mother and grandmother from the fire as well and there were no casualties or injuries as a result.
“Afterwards when the mom came and found me, she actually gave me a hug, so it was rewarding,” Puzynski told CNN affiliate WKMG.
He also said, “It’s a different feeling. Some nights you go home, and you don’t really know if you’ve made a difference, but in situations like this you feel it.”
1 Corinthians 16:13 says, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong,” just as Deputy Puzynski used his strength to save lives.
Representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told People that the baby, her mother, and the other members of the family are “doing well.”
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