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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioA daring rescue and a life saved. A 19-year-old marine is recovering in the hospital after a hero pulled him from his burning truck.
When asked how he was feeling, Michael Rhodes says, "Sore, guilty, but most of all lucky."
Rhodes has pins and plates in his leg and ankle, and 2nd degree burns. He was stuck in his burning pickup after an accident. He says, "Some stranger wrapped his arms around me in this burning truck and pulled me out."
That stranger was Alex Bray. He pulled Rhodes out of the truck, just before it exploded. Rhodes' friend was injured in the accident as well. They may end up sharing this hospital room. Bray is coming to visit them later. Rhodes says, "Just kindness, and determination, bravery of a stranger saved me and my best friends' life.