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Coast Guard crew rescues 19-year-old man from burning car outside Lorain station

The 19-year-old man was airlifted to MetroHealth Cleveland in critical condition.

LORAIN, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published, unrelated story

Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard's Lorain station were heroes on land Monday as they rescued a 19-year-old man from a burning car outside of the station.

According to a release from the Coast Guard, the incident happened around 12:10 a.m. after the car hit a power junction box located outside of the Lorain Station's main gate on Alabama Avenue. The collision caused a power loss at the station. 

Seaman Thomas Borden and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaleb Hersey investigated the situation outside and removed the man from the car. They extinguished the flames on the individual with their uniform blouses.

Station Lorain personnel contacted local authorities who responded with EMS, police and fire rescue. The Lorain County Fire Department extinguished the remaining fire and EMS transported the male to Mercy Hospital. He was subsequently airlifted to MetroHealth Cleveland in critical condition. His name has not yet been released.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation. There was no damage or injury to Coast Guard personnel or property.

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