Mo. firefighters rescue veteran whose wheelchair got stuck
The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video showing three firefighters pushing the man seven blocks to his home
By Associated Press
RAYTOWN, Mo. — Firefighters in the Kansas City area came to the rescue when a fisherman's electric wheelchair got stuck in the mud.
The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video on Friday showing three firefighters pushing the man seven blocks to his home. A fourth firefighter drove a pumper truck behind the crew to protect them from passing vehicles.
Deputy Chief Mike Hunley tells The Kansas City Star that helping people is "what we do for a living."
Hunley says the fisherman had decided to go to a pond in his neighborhood. Everything went fine until he got off the concrete path and got stuck in the soft ground. Bystanders tried to help before calling the fire department.
What happens when are Fire Truck comes upon a Disabled Veteran who’s electric wheelchair that has stopped working. You get out and help them home pic.twitter.com/xH745tB1TQ— Raytown Fire Dist (@raytownfire) April 19, 2019