Officers Rescue Victims Buried in Rubble After House Explosion in Ohio

Two Ohio police officers were praised for rushing to the aid of victims buried in rubble following a house explosion in Columbus on June 22.

The Columbus Division of Police released bodycam footage from Officer Gary Orahood, who responded to the scene with Officer Joe Burkey.

In the footage, a woman buried in the rubble can be heard pleading for help as the officer works to remove the debris. Several people join the rescue and reassure the woman as they try to reach her.

After the woman, identified by police as Vernice Hill, was removed from the scene for medical treatment, a male victim was discovered in the rubble.

Police praised the officers and community who rushed to help. The Columbus Division of Fire was investigating the incident. Credit: Columbus Division of Police via Storyful