A sergeant with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Florida rescued a family of 6 from a crashed minivan on Tuesday, June 6, the sheriff’s office said.
When Sergeant Donnie Rizer came across the overturned vehicle, he saw a mother with four children trapped inside, according to the HCSO. Rizer found the fifth child with their fingers poking through the sunroof and quickly removed his vest and equipment to crawl inside and save them, the HCSO said. Rizer even returned to the car to retrieve one of the child’s pacifiers, officials said.
This footage, from Rizer’s body-worn camera, shows the moment of the rescue.
“Sergeant Donnie Rizer’s response was nothing short of extraordinary. His bravery, composure, and genuine care for all involved are commendable,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful