Bystanders carry 97-year-old woman on chair from burning house: video

NASHUA, NH — Dramatic video captured the moment two men rescued a 97-year-old woman as flames and black smoke billowed from her burning home on Friday.

One of the woman’s rescuers went into cardiac arrest immediately after they helped carry her to a chair, but is expected to recover, WMUR, the local ABC-affiliated station reported.

Lariana Garvis, the woman who recorded the video, told WMUR she noticed flames as she drove past the house fire in Nashua, southern New Hampshire.

She said another driver and a neighbor kicked in the front door of the burning house and ran outside with the woman.

‘Stay there. Don’t move,” a Good Samaritan hears the woman say as he drags the chair out the front door.

‘We’ve got you. We’ve got you,” Garvis hears the woman assure, who is conscious and alert.

The 97-year-old then asks about her dog, and a third bystander indicated her pet was safe.

Shortly after, one of the rescuers collapsed.

“I realized my phone was still in my hand, so I threw my phone away and started doing compressions right away,” Garvis said. WMUR. “I didn’t stop. I kept talking to him. I said, ‘Listen, man, you just saved her. You’re not going to die.'”

Garvis continued to perform CPR until emergency services took over. Firefighters said he went into cardiac arrest, but Garvis has since spoken to him and said he is recovering.

“Anyone can be a hero every day. You never really know what’s going to happen to you,” Garvis said. “I was just driving home and I happened to see it.”

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