Firefighters rescue fisherman whose wheelchair got stuck

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters in the Kansas City area came to the rescue when a fisherman’s electric wheelchair got stuck in the mud.

The Raytown Fire District tweeted a video on Friday showing three firefighters pushing the man seven blocks to his home. A fourth firefighter drove a pumper truck behind the crew to protect them from passing vehicles.

Deputy Chief Mike Hunley tells The Kansas City Star that helping people is “what we do for a living.”

Hunley says the fisherman had decided to go to a pond in his neighborhood. Everything went fine until he got off the concrete path and got stuck in the soft ground. Bystanders tried to help before calling the fire department.

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