Monday, July 22, 2019

Man Climbs 19-Story Building to Rescue His Mother From Fire


A 35-year-old man, on Thursday, climbed the side of a 19-story building in an attempt to save his bedridden mother from a fire in West Philadelphia.
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Jermaine said he tried getting in through the front door to his mom’s 15th-floor apartment, but it was blocked by police.
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“They said, ‘We won’t let you in,’ ” he noted. “I took it upon myself so there’s no limits; that’s my mother.” Even with an injured hip, Jermaine managed to make it up to his mom unscathed.
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“All for my mom’s safety, period,” he told WPVI-TV. “I wasn’t worried about mine at all. She can’t get out of the bed or walk around, so if there’s a fire she needs help out.”
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Jermaine said his mother told him she was doing just fine upon his arrival, so he climbed back down and firefighters put out the flames without incident.
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He revealed that his mother later saw the footage and was “shocked” but “not surprised.” “She knows I’ll go above and ­beyond,” he added.

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