By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 07 Dec 2019 • 18:34
RESCUE: The young African scaled the wall to get in after spotting billowing smoke and hearing cries for help.
AN anonymous hero has saved a man with restricted mobility who was trapped in a house on fire in Denia.
The rescuer, who Spanish press reported is believed to be either a Moroccan or a Senegalese working in a nearby craft market, was walking down Calle Port early on Friday afternoon when he saw smoke billowing out from a first floor balcony and heard cries for help.
The young man scaled the wall and got into the house while neighbours fetched a ladder.
He managed to hoist the house occupant onto his shoulder and carry him down to safety before the emergency services arrived at the scene.
The brave hero reportedly then simply washed his hands in a neighbour’s house and went on his way.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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