Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 15:15 am

Marine helps save toddler’s life in California car fire

Marine helps save toddler’s life in California car fire
Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter credited his infantry training with conditioning him to quickly respond when an 18-month-old was trapped in a burning car.

Both the driver and his wife were out of the vehicle by the time Wetter arrived, and he initially thought everyone was safe, he said in a video the service released Tuesday.John Choi, a spokesman for the North County Fire Protection District, said in the video.” But Wetter doesn’t think he’s special by any means, he said in the video.’” Wetter saw Hurly run to the passenger side of the vehicle to try to get the child out of the car seat, so he jumped into the back seat to assist.

“At that point is when I used my pocket knife to cut the car seat belt that was holding the baby seat into the car,” he said.Marine helps save toddler’s life in California car fire Gunnery Sgt.

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