A group of first responders performed an inspiring act of heroism, and then an extra act of kindness, this week, by completing the chores of an elderly veteran after they administered first aid as he suffered from heat exhaustion.
According to a recent report by WSVN-TV, the emergency services of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue rescued 83-year-old former missile technician Prince Pinkney, on the afternoon of Monday, October 12.
Per WSVN-TV, Pinkey collapsed while performing yard work and required urgent medical attention, when his leg gave out while he was mowing his lawn under the hot sun.
A passing bystander saw Pinkey struggling on the ground and contacted the emergency services, and a team from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Station 47 showed up at Pinkey's property on Southwest Third Court in mere minutes.Take a look at this video posted by the fire department:
However, after administering first aid treatment to Pinkey and helping him back to his feet, the first responders went one step further and actually mowed the rest of the senior citizen's lawn for him, as well as performing other yard work on his behalf.
A video of the good deed was recorded by one of the paramedics at the scene, and was later shared on the official Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Facebook page.
The video was captioned:
"Monday morning Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Station 47 was dispatched to a pass out. Upon arrival they found an 80 year old Army veteran suffering from heat exhaustion while working in his yard."
"They immediately treated the man and cooled him off. Once his medical emergency was over the crew stepped in and finish cutting his grass! This is truly what it is all about. [sic]"
Commenting on the incident in an interview with WSVN-TV, FLFR spokesperson Captain Terry Maylor stated:
"Their story is amazing in itself. Their age, what they’ve gone through, his history as a veteran serving this country. If that doesn’t move you to go ahead and do what you’re capable of, then nothing will.”
Per WSVN-TV, Pinkey's rescuers showed up again at the property several hours later, to check up on Pinkey and his wife Rebecca, and exchange pleasantries with the older couple.