SEATTLE, Wash. – A Seattle man burned when a news helicopter crashed on his car last month has been reunited with the security guard who helped him out.
Richard Newman’s family wanted to meet and personally thank the security guard who stayed with him until help arrived.
On March 18, the helicopter crashed, hitting Newman’s car. It was smashed and in flames and Brian Post, a security guard at Fisher Plaza ran to help.
Post beat back the flames on Newman’s body and then kept his hands on him so he would feel a human touch.
“I wanted him to understand he was not alone and hat he was going to be okay,” Post said. “I kept repeating it. The paramedics were there. He was going to be okay. It’s important to know that you’re not alone.”
In the two weeks since the incident, Newman’s family has wanted to meet Post.
“Knowing that he was there in pain and I couldn’t be there for him at that moment, I’m glad somebody was,” Newman said.
Daniel Jung, Newman’s partner, wanted to thank Post in person also.
“I’m so proud of him,” Jung said. “I’m so proud of him and I tell him that everyday. I said you faced incredible odds and you were able to survive.”
A photographer and pilot aboard the helicopter were killed in the crash.