Amazon delivery driver, 23, drops his packages and runs to save elderly man from his burning Florida home
- An Amazon delivery driver was dropping off packages when he heard screams
- Sean Campbell, 23, was driving a van around New Smyrna Beach, Florida
- He dropped everything and ran to where the screams were coming from
- Lady who had been in the home managed to escape but elderly man was trapped
- Campbell ripped off the front door and managed to pull the man to safety
- The couple’s son says the delivery driver is a true hero for his actions
A Florida Amazon delivery driver who was dropping off packages saved the life of an elderly man by rescuing him from his burning home.
Sean Campbell, 23, was making his deliveries in New Smyrna Beach, Florida northeast of Orlando when he suddenly heard screaming in the street he was driving down.
He quickly dropped what he was doing and ran towards the scene where flames were shooting out from the windows of the home. He also heard a terrified woman yelling for help.
An Amazon delivery driver was dropping off packages when he heard screams coming from a burning home, pictured
Sean Campbell, 23, was driving a van around New Smyrna Beach, Florida when he raced into action
‘I heard the screaming and when you hear something like that you have to go to it,’ Campbell said to WESH.
By the time he got to the house, the woman had escaped but a man was still trapped. Campbell ripped open the front door and burst inside.
‘He was in the kitchen, you know, with his walker just standing there. I don’t think he really knew what was going on. I was like “Sir, c’mon. I need to help you. C’mon, let’s get out,”‘ Campbell explained.
The old man was unable to move very quickly and wanted to get his zimmer frame before leaving.
Campbell dropped everything and ran to where the screams were coming from where he found an elderly man who was trapped
A woman who had been in the home managed to escape but an elderly man was still trapped
‘He was trying to grab his walker. I was like no, we got to move!’ said Campbell who said he tried to remain calm and convincing.
The couple’s son who was out at the time hailed Campbell as a hero.
‘It was fantastic. He was both here and able to go inside and brave enough to go inside. We really appreciate that,’ Tim West said.
Campbell says though it was an urgent situation, the victim couldn’t move quickly.
Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly afterwards and were able to rescue the family dog.
Campbell says he ripped off the front door and managed to pull the man to safety
The charred remains of the home are now visible from the street
Charred remains of part of a home lie outside the garage where its thought the fire began
The couple’s son says the delivery driver, pictured, is a true hero for his actions