Good Samaritans Rescue Neighbor From Burning Apartment Building

Heroic residents risk their lives hanging from apartment to save neighbor from fire.
3:00 | 09/17/13

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And finally tonight we want to show you what happens when neighbors join hands in a daring rescue, risking their lives, hanging from a building to save someone in need. Abc's gio benitez shows compassion outside your window. Reporter: Fire and billowing smoke, a terrified worker trapped on a new york city windowsill, five stories high. Just feet away, this man, lopez, hears his cries. You grabbed this because you saw someone needed help? Yes. Reporter: Lopez had younger men race up the fire escape. Look at this guy risking his own life to help the trapped worker. Two other men right behind him carrying that ladder. You took that ladder four flights up? Yes. Reporter: The good samaritans using that ladder as a bridge from the burning building to the fire escape. Watch the man in blue. It's a hire wire to get to the worker. Grabbing him and making it back to safety. Look at that picture again. Those three selfless men up there, lopez watching from below, his idea worked. A lot of people today calling you a hero. No, not really, not really. Reporter: He calls these men heros, but they say they are just good neighbors. Gio benitez, abc news, new york.

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