Police Officer Saves Man From Burning Car

A body camera captured the dramatic moments Officer Dan Whitney pulled the 21-year-old passenger out of the fiery car in Athens, Georgia.
1:54 | 08/26/16

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We move on to the dramatic rescue caught on tape. A Georgia police officer racing to pull man from a burning car. Steve osunsami is in Atlanta with the images caught on the body camera. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good norng, George. Shortly after this amazing rescue, authorities gave this police officer a medal. This morning, for the first time, we're seeing why. We got a bad wreck out here in front of my house. This car going to blow up I believe man. Reporter: Listen to the frantic call for help that officer Dan whit hi raced to answer at 3:00 A.M. Is this anybody SIPD the vehicle? Yes, I'm pretty sure it is. But I ain't going to it. It's going blow up. Reporter: It looks like a ball of flames. All he has is a small fire extinguisher. He cease 21-year-old passenger Carlos Lopez who looks seriously hurt trying to crawl out of a small rear window. The door is jammed. Climb back in. Get a garden hose! Reporter: Officer Whitney tries another rear door. Then the trunk. Then starts again on the rear window where the1-year-old is stuck. Come on, man, slide back in. Go back in. Reporter: Whitney manages to pull the young man out through the the broken glass. Saifg his life. Shaking the body camera. Get on the ground. Dan Whitney is one of our outstanding officers. It's a regular day for him. Reporter: Police tell us the seats of that SUV were melting as this was happening. The driver of the vehicle did not survive. George and Amy? Oh, man. My heart was pounding watching that. Didn't hesitate autoall. Just a regular day. A pretty incredible day. Let's go baaing to ginger.

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