WATCH: Mt. Pleasant cop pulls man from burning vehicle

Published: Jun. 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2015 at 3:01 PM EDT
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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A Mount Pleasant police officer risked his own life to save another after pulling a man from a burning car early Saturday morning.

Corporal Adam Willis responded to the parking lot of Vickery's on Shem Creek around 4:35 a.m., where a vehicle was engulfed in flames.

Dash cam footage shows Willis, fire extinguisher in hand, run to the blazing vehicle to begin putting out the flames. That is when Willis says he noticed a man in the driver's seat with his left arm extended out holding on to the steering wheel.

Willis used the extinguisher to quickly clear the passenger compartment of flames, and then pulled the man from the driver's seat. An incident report states the man became alert when Willis grabbed him, allowing the officer to lead him to safety.

No other occupants were inside the vehicle.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department released dash cam video of the rescue on their YouTube account. Mobile users can watch the video here.

An incident report states the victim was extremely intoxicated and had no recollection of the vehicle being on fire or himself being inside it.  The victim was transported to East Cooper Medical Center for treatment.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department arrived on the scene to take control of the burning vehicle. The vehicle was then towed away.

No word at this time on the victim's condition.

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