PINE BLUFF, Ark.(KTHV) - A group of Pine Blufffirefighters are credited for saving the life of another firefighter after a fire on October 19.
"Me and the other lieutenantwe had got somehow separated in there," said Lt. Jerry Garganeous, a 26-year veteran with the department.
"It's dark and it's smoky and you really can't see anything," said Garganeous.
He said with no light in the home, he felt his way through the structure; Garganeous said he then ran out of oxygen.
"I ran out of air trying to find my way out," he said.
"When it runs out of air it literally sucks to your face," he adds.
After making a "may day" call over the radio,which indicated thata firefighter was in distress,Garganeous loss consciousness. He said his fellow fighters rescued him within a minute.
"I'm glad I was there.Any one of the guys here would have done the same thing," said firefighter Brody Channell.
Channell has been with the department for two years and is one of the firefighters who rescued Garganeous.
"It's an amazing thing. There's no way I can really express ... me and my family ... to these guys what they did for me," said Lt. Garganeous.
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