Bodycam footage shows the dramatic details of the house fire rescue | News
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – After interviewing Nick Bostic, as well as receiving exclusive camera footage of the scene, we can now see a bit of what Bostic and his family went through that night.
As News 18 previously reported, Nick Bostic was just passing by when he saw a house on fire and jumped into action.
“I told them to get out and they followed me downstairs and out of the house, and at the back door, I asked if anyone was left, they said there was a kid in there,” Bostic said.
Bostic runs back inside the burning house to find the six-year-old. When the child was found, they had to escape through an upstairs window.
“I tried to find the back door, but I couldn’t find it and I didn’t want to get lost,” he said.
With the baby in his arms, Bostic jumps from the second story, traumatized.
“The front of my hand, it’s cut pretty badly,” says Bostic. “They wrapped it up before I left. But I broke it right here, maybe a tendon. The bottom of my hand was blistered as if I was gripping something hot. I remember seeing flames pierce through. through the window when I punched it out.”
Along with that, he also had a burning throat and said doctors had to remove some silt from his lungs.
Despite his injury, Bostic was glad he was there to help that night.
“This temporary pain, oh ya it’s worth every bit of it,” says Bostic.
To see the full video from the bodycam footage, click on the video below.