Video captures a Florida deputy climbing a building to save a baby from a fire

Video captured a heroic Florida officer as he climbed the outside of a burning Orlando apartment building to rescue a one-year-old girl early Saturday morning.

The suspenseful scene was captured in the deputy’s chamber. body cameraaccording to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to the scene around 4:15 a.m. and found the baby and her mother, who had been trying to escape after a fire broke out at the Isles at East Millenia complex, authorities said in a news release. .

The video shows flames coming from the apartment as Officer William Puzynski scaled the second-story balcony, grabbed his mother’s baby and passed it to other officers on the floor.

“Just before going up to the building, Deputy Puzynski took off his heavy outer ballistic vest, to which his camera is attached, to make it easier for him to climb up. It is an amazing twist of fate that the camera was able to capture what happened next,” the statement said.

Puzynski shared his brave experience with CNN affiliate WKMG:: “When I got here, we saw the building completely collapsed. It was chaos everywhere.”

“Later, when the mom came and found me, she gave me a hug, so that was gratifying,” he said. “It’s a different feeling. Some nights you go home and you don’t really know if you’ve made a difference, but in situations like this you feel it.”

The baby’s mother and grandmother were rescued using a ladder, according to the sheriff’s office. No casualties were reported at the scene and no officers were injured during the fire, authorities said.

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