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Dramatic video shows Alaska police, drivers rescue man from burning vehicle

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Dramatic video shows Alaska police, drivers rescue man from burning vehicle
WATCH ABOVE: Anchorage police released video showing an officer and other drivers helping to free a man who became pinned under a burning SUV – May 18, 2016

Anchorage, Alaska police say an officer and four citizens rescued a man whose arm was pinned beneath a burning sport utility vehicle.

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The man was trapped after a rollover accident on Sunday.

Officer Mitchel Veenstra responded to the emergency and immediately tried to lift the vehicle off the trapped man with the help of a bystander.

The trapped driver can be heard yelling “keep pushing” as the pair rocked the SUV.

Unable to lift the car, the officer is heard calling over another bystander to help try and free the man.

“Oh god, please help me,” the pinned man pleads.

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The dash cam video shows a fourth person running to help lift the SUV just enough to allow the victim to escape the wreckage.

“I thought I was literally going to die,” the man can be head telling his rescuers after being freed.

The group quickly moved away from the vehicle as the flames grew larger.

The man, who is heard telling Veenstra he is a firefighter, tells the officer to “just put the fire out” as fire trucks arrive on scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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