Nicholas Bostic of Lafayette, Indiana, is a 25-year-old American hero for risking his life to save five kids from a burning home.
Nick was headed to the gas station early Monday morning (July 11), around 12:30 AM, when he saw a house engulfed in flames.
Seeing that there were no emergency response vehicles onsite, Nick didn’t hesitate to spring into action.
He ran into the burning house and yelled to see if anyone was inside.
He didn’t hear any response, but his instincts led him upstairs.
The house was filled with smoke, and he knew he didn’t have much time.
He found four kids upstairs sleeping that ranged in age from 2 to 18.
He woke them up, and they ran to safety.
Once they all were outside of the house, one of the kids told Nick there was a 6-year-old still in the house.
Nick ran back inside the burning house, determined to find the 6-year-old.
He screamed for the child while he tried his best to navigate through the smoke.
He searched the best he could downstairs, even flipping beds trying to find the child, but he had no luck.
He decided to make his way upstairs. He then heard crying coming from downstairs.
He headed back downstairs, but the smoke made it hard for him to see and breathe. He wrapped his shirt around his mouth and went downstairs and found the child.
Nick picked the little girl up and tried to make his way to the door, but the black smoke prevented him from seeing the door.
Thinking quickly on his feet, he ran upstairs with the child and jumped from the second-floor window, making sure to land on his side to protect the child from impact.
According to police, all five children that Nick rescued escaped with minimal injuries, but he suffered severe smoke inhalation and “gravely cut his right arm.”
In the video, EMTs are seen using a tourniquet to stop Nick’s arm from bleeding.
Nick spent two days in the hospital, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Reportedly, Nick worked as a pizza delivery guy before he became a hero, but now he wants to pursue a career as a first responder.
Watch the rescue body cam video below:
Watch the news report of Nick giving his account of what happened below:
Nick’s cousin Richard has started a GoFundMe page for him that has nearly tripled its goal of $100k.
Shouts out to hero Nicholas Bostic for saving five lives.