Hero In Sandals

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A man from the Gulf Coast of Australia, named Athen Barnaby, is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a man trapped in a fiery wreckage. Despite the fact that Barnaby was only wearing a pair of flip flops, that didn’t stop him from jumping on top of the burning truck to pull the man to safety just moments before it exploded.

The dramatic footage, which shows Barnaby, as he climbs up the cab of the truck and begins pulling the driver out of the window all the while flames and smoke billows around. Barnaby told the Today Show, “I didn’t feel the heat much at all, I think it was just the adrenaline. I had my thick thongs on, and I just climbed straight up wherever I could find the angle.”

Man Saves Truck Driver Wreckage Burning Fire Smoke

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The 60-year-old truck driver suffered a broken leg in the crash but is recovering in the hospital in stable condition. Thanks to the quick thinking and thick thongs of Barnaby, the driver is expected to make a full recovery.

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Article: 9 News
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