Indiana – A man was hailed as a hero after he saved young children and their teenage sister from a burning house in the early hours of Monday.
Nick Bostic belongs to Lafayette, Indiana and was driving back home when he saw flames emerging from a house approximately at 12:30 a.m.
“I saw the fire on the balcony so I slammed on the brakes, pulled in the driveway, and ran into the house from the back. I was hollering ‘Is there anybody in there?’”
Nick rushed towards the house which had now been engulfed in flames and saw four children. He quickly helped them to come out of the house but was told that one of the kids was still inside the house.
Bostic went back into the house as the house was now completely engulfed in flames and thick smoke.
“The smoke just came out of nowhere. It was pitch black, pitch black. The heat was excruciating,” told Bostic.
Luckily, he located the 5th child just in time as he could hear a faint cry of help nearby. He grabbed the child and made a lifesaving jump from the second story of the house to avoid the flames downstairs.
“I grabbed her and held her snug and I ran up those stairs like a running back for the Colts. I jumped out that window,” said Bostic.
Camera footage from the police showcases the dramatic moment when Nick Bostic jumped from the window with the little child of 6 years.
Nick Bostic has suffered burns, cuts, and blisters on his arms and legs. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
“Waking up every morning I have something to remind me of why I’m here, still alive. Why God keeps me here,” Bostic stated. “He used me like his instrument that night.”
All five members of the family were saved from the fire and miraculously uninjured thanks to the 25-year-old Nick Bostic.
Bostic doesn’t consider himself someone worthy as a hero and said that he believes he is an ordinary man and that is what anyone would’ve done in his place.
“If it were me up there trapped, or asleep and there was a fire, I’d be hoping that the guy driving would consider doing the same if they were able to,” said Bostic.
Lt. Randy Sherer from the Lafayette Police department stated the heroic actions of Bostic saved lives.
“His selflessness during this incident is inspiring, and he has impressed many with his courage, tenacity, and steadfast calmness in the face of such perilous danger,” Lt. Randy Sherer said.
Police have announced that during the local Aviators baseball game in august, Nick Bostic will be honored for his bravery. On the other hand, the cause of the fire is still unknown and an investigation has begun.