PICO RIVERA (CBSLA.com) — Two sheriff’s deputies were credited Wednesday with saving a 51-year-old man who was unconscious inside a burning building in Pico Rivera.
Deputies Michael Calderon and George Madrid responded to a blaze at an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Whittier Boulevard around 1:30 a.m.READ MORE: Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Berkeley Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases ‘Mildly Symptomatic’
Neighbors told the men a person was still inside one of the smoked-out units. The deputies immediately ran into the apartment and pulled the victim to safety.READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
Calderon and Madrid were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.MORE NEWS: Furniture From Set Of 'The Conners' Offered In Charity Auction
The victim, who suffered burns to his face and body, remains at the hospital in serious, but stable condition.