George Roy Smith rescued Ronald B. Grieve from burning, Selkirk, Manitoba, May 15, 1980. Following an accident, Grieve, 22, was unconscious in his automobile amidst flames. Despite being involved in the same accident, Smith, 50, carpet cleaner, ran to the auto, reached through the flames at the driver’s door, and partially removed Grieve. After reaching in a second time to free Grieve’s foot, which was caught, Smith removed Grieve, who was aflame, and carried him away from the auto shortly before its fuel tank exploded. Smith extinguished flames on Grieve and himself. Grieve was hospitalized for extensive burns; Smith sustained minor burns. Both men recovered.
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