The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Fire Department were just one of many groups of first responders and rescuers that have been working overtime in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the destruction she wrought upon Florida. Rescuers — like the firefighter in the video below — had to brave floodwaters in order to do their duty.
But in the face of chaos and obstacles, it’s good to know that we can count on rescuers to step up to the plate.
As such, Hurricane Irma caused the St. Johns River in Jacksonville to overflow, flooding many parts of the city, including the neighborhood of the flooded home in the video below.
In the video, a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer filmed the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. He showed an ambulance parked in the floodwaters, but then he captured something amazing: a single firefighter wading through the floodwaters.
In his hands he carried a little baby.
The first responders had been rescuing the family within the flooded home, and that firefighter personally went back in for the baby.
Check out his heartwarming rescue in the video below, and please SHARE it on Facebook!
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