Early Saturday morning, deputies arrived on the scene of a vehicle accident where a man was trapped inside his burning vehicle. The neighbors inside the Riverwood community were alerted by the loud crash and called 911. The callers described the flames as being 5 feet high and heard a man screaming for help.

Watch: Florida Sheriff Deputies Save Man From Crashed, Burning Car

Early Saturday morning, deputies arrived on the scene of a vehicle accident where a man was trapped inside his burning vehicle. The neighbors inside the Riverwood community were alerted by the loud crash and called 911. The callers described the flames as being 5 feet high and heard a man screaming for help.

In a dramatic scene caught on a deputy’s patrol car camera, a man is alive today because of the actions of law enforcement and a Good Samaritan.

According to investigators, early Saturday morning, deputies arrived at a scene where a car had crashed, caught fire, and a man was trapped inside the burning vehicle.

Deputies say, nearby neighbors that called 911, heard the crash and could see the flames from the car.

“When DFC Parrish and DFC Vasquez ran to the victim, they found his seatbelt caught around his neck and upper body. The heat from the flames were described as unbearable which made it difficult for them to remain close to the victim for long periods of time,” said Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Parrish and Vasquez are shown extinguishing the flames to gain access to the man. Utilizing a pocketknife, the man was freed and pulled to safety with the help of a Good Samaritan, according to investigators.

“You truly never know what the night will hold,” says Sheriff Bill Prummell. “The job of a deputy is to act bravely in the face of danger, regardless of what lies ahead. These young men did just that. I couldn’t be prouder,” he adds.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says that the man is in critical condition, but expected to survive.

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