A U.S. Marine working in a neighborhood on a construction site saw a fire break out in a house and dialed 911. He is now being hailed as a hero for saving a paralyzed man’s life in Memphis today.
The fire broke out around 6 a.m. and Marine veteran Morgan Jones jumped into action, according to Fox 13 news.
“Being in the Marine Corps, I just jumped in and started doing what I could to help save lives,” Jones told the news station.
Jones told of how he noticed a man pinned by his wheelchair, trying to crawl towards the window. He sprung into action to save the man who was paralyzed from the waist down along with Aaron Nathaniel.
Nathaniel was treated on the scene for cuts on his hand from breaking the window with his bare hands.
“I crawled in, wrapped my shirt around my face, got the wheelchair out of the way and drug him as far as I could to the window,” Jones said.
Four other people escaped the house fire, the man saved in the wheelchair was sent to the hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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