Gerald A. Carbone rescued Kevin McGann from burning, Deerfield Beach, Florida, January 6, 1994. McGann, 34, was trapped inside his car, which had burst into flame during a highway accident. From nearby, Carbone, 32, advertising manager, heard the accident and ran to the scene, finding the car virtually engulfed in flames. Seeing McGann’s arm through the open window of the driver’s door, Carbone reached into the car and seized McGann, but McGann slipped from his grasp. Reaching into the car a second time, Carbone grasped McGann, who was aflame, and, holding him underneath the arms, pulled him through the driver’s window. Carbone assisted McGann to the side of the highway and helped to smother the flames on him. McGann sustained extensive third-degree burns which required lengthy hospitaliza- tion. Carbone recovered from lesser burns to his hands.
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