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Must see video: Neighbors perform daring rescue of man trapped by New York apartment fire.

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Video above of a rescue by neighbors of a man trapped yesterday afternoon in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood.


Roscindo Lopez, the superintendent of the building next door, heard the man’s desperate cries.

“And I hear it, ‘Help me! Help me! Please help me!” Lopez said.

Lopez, along with Guardencio Portillo, rushed over quickly and jumped into action.

“I’m thinking I need to do something,” Lopez said.

Without hesitation, one of the rescuers climbed dangerously over the railing in an effort to reach the trapped man.

The quick-thinking men used Lopez’s ladder to reach the victim, turning it sideways and creating a makeshift platform between the fire escape and the burning apartment.

Just as the men made it safely across the ladder, firefighters arrived.

Even after the daring rescue to save a stranger’s life, Lopez and Portillo humbly said they are not heroes.

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