WATCH: Winnebago County deputy runs into burning home to save elderly man

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A police body camera catches the moment a Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy rescued a man from a burning home.

Video shows the body camera footage worn by Deputy Wes Ganz. We reported on the fire yesterday.

First responders were called to the Kelly Road home around 11:00 a.m. After hearing a voice, Deputy Ganz went in. He found an 83-year-old man and carried him to safety.

The victim was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. He and the deputies are now okay.

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