Sunday, January 22, 2017

85-year-old saves two lives

Lindell Marbut lives in Burleson, Texas. He's 85 years old and uses a cane to move about. Recently he was sitting in front of his house with his caretaker, Sondra Young, when a car came down the road at a high speed. The driver lost control and the car flipped over into Marbut's driveway, where it caught fire.

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Marbut's caregiver quickly ran next door to call 911 and get help. That left Marbut sitting alone, watching the car burn. He had to do more. "I got my walking stick and pulled it out, and seen this woman's hand sticking out and I got her and pulled her out," he said. Actually he pulled her all the way to safety inside his garage. By then Young had returned from calling 911, and together they pulled another young woman from the burning car into the safety of the garage. Even first responders were stunned. "For him to do that on his own was absolutely amazing," said Alicia Wingfield with the Johnson County Fire Department. Marbut says he does not feel like a hero. "I just feel like an old man trying to save somebody's life," he said. "I'd do it again if I had too."

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