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Quick-thinking hero dad saves 12-year-old girl from burning Frankston South home

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A Frankston South father is being hailed a hero after rescuing his 12-year-old neighbour from her burning home.

Chris Raynor was woken up by his daughter after she heard screaming from their neighbour’s home in Seaview Road around 11pm last night.

Thinking quickly, he ran to the home, knocked the front door and bolted inside.

He was able to rescue the young girl located on the top storey of the home.

“There was a lady on the balcony, I made sure she was all right and then found the girl inside,” Chris told Tony Jones.

“I picked her up and brought her out, luckily the fire brigade turned up then.”

The girl’s grandmother was rescued from the balcony by fire fighters who arrived a short time later.

The young girl has since been discharged from hospital.

Chris said it was pure adrenaline that made him act.

“Definitely instinct, there was no time to think,” he said.

“I am sure most of us would do it.”

The girl and her grandmother are recovering in hospital.

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Senior Station Officer at Frankston CFA Doug Broom said fire crews arrived to find the young girl unconscious in the driveway after she was rescued by Chris.

“(We) could not praise the efforts of that bystander enough for his actions – he certainly contributed to saving her life,” he said.

“We are not sure what the outcome would have been if he hadn’t have done what he did.”

Photo: 9 News



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