Heroic shirtless & # 39; Bucket Man & # 39; saves the life of his neighbor while wearing nothing but footy shorts while a furious fire tears through her apartment
- Man risked his own life to save his older neighbor in a house fire on Wednesday
- Matthew Langler, 24, tried to fight the fire near Brisbane with a bucket of water
- Buurman, 64 was resuscitated and brought to the hospital in critical condition
- Mr. Langler does not consider himself a hero and says he just acted on instinct
A young man who risked his own life to save his elderly neighbor from a single fire is praised as a hero.
Matthew Langler, 24, woke up early Wednesday morning with the smell of smoke and noticed that flames had flooded the living room of a nearby unit in Margate, northeast of Brisbane.
With only a few Sydney Roosters football shorts, a barefoot Langler rushed out and jumped over the fence to save his neighbor.
Cannot connect a hose to the nearby tap, he en route grabbed a mop bucket to fight the fire.
Instinct came into effect when Matthew Langler (photo) saved the life of his older neighbor
& # 39; I actually had to tear the door off the hinges so that I could open the door to really fight the fire, & # 39; he said to Channel Nine & # 39; s Show today.
& # 39; I just started throwing water. & # 39;
He feared the worst as soon as he saw his neighbor's walker outside the front door, who was still there on Thursday morning.
& # 39; I saw the walker and the first thing I thought was & # 39; if someone comes in, I have to take them out & # 39 ;, Mr. Langler recalled.
& # 39; I tried to go inside myself to see if I could get to him, but the smoke was just too thick and unfortunately the best I could do was about a meter and a half in it.
& # 39; Fortunately, the firefighters approached him and took him out. & # 39;
Emergency personnel were called to the Margate unit complex in the early hours of Wednesday
It took 45 minutes for the fire department to extinguish the fire.
The neighbor had to be resuscitated by paramedics before being brought to Royal Brisbane and the Women's Hospital in critical condition.
It remains in a critical but stable state.
Despite his selfless actions, a modest Mr. Langler does not consider himself a hero.
& # 39; I don't even think about it that way, I was just in the moment, & # 39; he said.
Matthew Langler's neighbor stays in the hospital while the fire investigation continues
He told The courier post: & # 39; I hope this shows my daughter that everyone has a little bit good in them. That people can sometimes take the opportunity to do what they have to do. & # 39;
Mr. Langler hopes that his shorts will be a lucky charm for his beloved Sydney Roosters in the do or die NRL provisional collision with Melbourne Storm.
& # 39; I always have cock-pants with me & # 39 ;, he told the Today Show.
Investigation into the fire continues.
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