Officer, citizens team up to save man from car fire

ANCHORAGE, AK (WCMH) — A police officer and several citizens in Anchorage teamed up to save a man’s life, and the whole dramatic scene was caught on video.

Officer Mitchel Veenstra responded to rolled over vehicle that had caught on fire. The man inside could not get out because his arm was pinned under the vehicle.

The officer immediately took charge, instructing bystanders to team up and lift the vehicle enough for the man to get out.

The man can be heard screaming from inside the burning vehicle, but the officer and his team remain calm, and their efforts pay off. The man is able to get himself out and walk on his own.

At the end of the video, the man thanks the officer and the others for saving his life.

Thanks to the heroic acts of nearby citizens and Officer Veenstra, a life was saved on this day,” the police department later posted on it’s Facebook page.

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