EMTs and firefighters responded moments later and transported Donofrio by ambulance to Parkland Medical Center in Derry. The rescuers were treated for cuts on their hands and arms.
The men were modest about what they had done.
“I didn’t even think twice,” Ball told our reporter. “I just went right in there and did what I had to do.”
But police praised the men for their quick action.
“What they did made a huge difference,” Londonderry police Lt. Kevin Cavallaro said. “If it wasn’t for them, I think it’s safe to say we are dealing with another tragedy this week.”
Heroism can be found not just at major tragedies that attract national attention but also in the smaller incidents and accidents of everyday life. Heroes are those who do what must be done to save others without regard to their personal safety.
These six men made a difference. They saved a life. We thank them for their quick thinking and prompt action.
“These men are the heroes in this call,” Londonderry acting fire Chief Darren O’Brien said. “If it wasn’t for them, this would have been a significantly different outcome.”