‘We’ll catch you!’ Watch an officer help save a boy from a house fire

WARWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A Pennsylvania police officer was injured after helping a boy escape a house fire on Wednesday.

North Lancaster County Regional Police said they were called to a fire in Warwick Township. When they arrived they found a boy who appeared to be trapped on the second floor.

The response officer wore a body camera which captured video of the incident.

“Feet first! Feet first and jump!” someone can be heard saying in the video as the officer ran towards the burning house.

“Hey buddy, put your hands down and I’m right under you. Good?” said a voice. “We will catch you! Put your hands on the ledge and we’ll catch you!

Another person joins him in encouraging the boy to jump: “Yeah, it’s only six feet if you hang.”

As the boy prepares to jump, another voice is heard saying, “Ready? ! Get under him, get under him, get under him!

The boy was able to escape through the second story window with the help of the officer and a member of Rothsville EMS.

While rescuing the boy, the officer suffered a minor injury when the child fell through a first floor glass window. The sound of breaking glass can be heard in the video as the boy jumps into the officer’s arms.

During the rescue, the officer could also be heard coughing as the smoke swirled.

The boy and officer were treated at a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation and lacerations to the glass.

No other injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshal.


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