Amazon Delivery Driver Runs Into Burning Home to Rescue Elderly Man
A young Amazon delivery driver has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a man from a burning home during a routine delivery run in Florida.
Sean Campbell, 23, was down the street from the fire in New Smyrna Beach when he heard screams, dropped his packages and ran to the scene of the inferno on Friday.
“I heard the screaming and when you hear something like that you have to go to it,” Campbell told WESH News.
Arriving at the home, the 23-year-old realized an elderly man was stuck inside, seemingly unable to move.
“He was in the kitchen, you know, with his walker just standing there. I don’t think he really knew what was going on. I was like ‘Sir, c’mon. I need to help you. C’mon, let’s get out,'” Campbell said.
“He was trying to grab his walker. I was like no, we got to move… you’ve got to see another day.”
Campbell said he needed to rip open the front door to get inside as the elderly man was unable to move quickly and appeared unable to respond to the urgency of the situation.
The home was so badly damaged from the blaze that the man is now staying with a relative who lives nearby.
For Campbell, he says he was just “thankful he got the people inside out.”