Watch as man jumps to safety from burning lift into safety net created by firefighters

Published 7:20 am Monday, August 16, 2021

Alabama firefighters helped save a man’s life when the man trapped 25 feet off the ground in a burning lift was forced to jump.

Oxford, Alabama, firefighters responded to a call Saturday afternoon at a Harley Davidson dealership where a man was trapped on a lift that had caught fire. The lift had made contact with the power lines and the man was trapped approximately 25 feet off the ground.

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Firefighters said there was no way to get the man from the lift until the power was cut off.

Firefighters decided to create a life safety net out of a tent, which the man jumped into after the fire grew. The net saved the man’s life.

The man was flown to the hospital with a leg injury and smoke inhalation.