Walter E. S. Hohl helped to rescue Bob L. Scott from burning, Cascade Locks, Oregon, October 22, 2006. Scott, 76, was the passenger of a motor home that, in an accident, left the highway, overturned onto its passenger side, and caught fire in the rear undercarriage area. Hohl, 38, ship inspector, drove upon the scene after the accident and responded to the front of the vehicle, where he and another man aided in the removal of Scott’s wife through a window. An explosion occurred at the motor home about then, sending flames high above it and into its interior. Seeing Scott trapped inside, Hohl and the other man broke out the windshield, then Hohl leaned inside and attempted repeatedly to free Scott from his safety belt. Intense heat forced him back. When Scott started to emerge through the windshield, Hohl helped him the rest of the way out of the vehicle and took him to safety. Flames grew to destroy the motor home. Severely burned, Scott died at the scene. Hohl suffered minor burns, from which he recovered.
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