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Navy veteran in coma after trying to save victims of explosion


A 70-year-old Navy veteran risked his own life Tuesday afternoon responding to calls for help after a townhouse explosion in Pigtown. Maybe it was his naval training or maybe it was his good heart that pushed him into action. Baltimore firefighters pulled him from the rubble after he risked his own life to rescue a teenage boy and a woman from the burning building. an update Wednesday afternoon, saying a 16-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman who were in the house that exploded are in stable condition and that Bagley is in critical condition. He is married and the father of five children. at the veterans hospital. His children, daughter Eris Bagley and son Terry Bagley Jr., told 11 News they were proud but also worried about their father, who is in a medically induced coma with Shock Trauma. have surgery and a broken hand,” Eris Bagley said. “He thought nothing of his own life to save two women he didn’t know.” The family said doctors wanted to operate on one of his injuries but were awaiting the opinion of a cardiologist first. “It was a brave thing for him to do, especially at his age of 70,” said Terry Bagley Jr. “When I see him staring, sometimes, lifeless, it scares me because I don’t know if he hears me when I’m talking, and I see action with his fingers moving and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, I’m still scared because anything can go wrong.” According to his family, Terry Bagley was on his way to a market to buy items for the Thanksgiving meal when he stumbled upon the emergency and sprang into action.Video below: Residents, Witnesses describe the explosion of a Pigtown townhouse When asked why she thought her father did this, Eris Bagley told 11 News, “Because he’s a Marine.” served in the Vietnam War,” she said. “(He was) heroic, but I wish he hadn’t because now I’m afraid of losing him. But I’m glad he did it to save people he didn’t know. not.” complained of a strong smell of natural gas a few days before the explosion. According to Baltimore Gas and Electric and fire officials, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation. BGE also said they will continue to survey the area to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our gas infrastructure. Video below: SkyTeam 11 examines the damage in PigtownThe explosion destroyed a house and damaged several others. BGE has since restored gas and electric service to other homes in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the Bagley family watches over the hospital. “I pray. I pray to God and ask God to protect him and I ask God to spare his life,” said Terry Bagley Jr. Concerned about rising medical bills, the family set up a GoFundMe page.

A 70-year-old Navy veteran risked his own life Tuesday afternoon responding to calls for help after a townhouse explosion in Pigtown.

Terry Bagley was just passing by when the house exploded shortly after 2 p.m. on Bayard Street. Maybe it was his naval training or maybe it was his good heart that pushed him into action.

Baltimore firefighters pulled him from the rubble after he risked his own life to save a teenage boy and a woman from the burning building.

Baltimore firefighters provided an update Wednesday afternoon, saying a 16-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman who were in the house that exploded are in stable condition and Bagley is in a critical state.

He is married with five children and works in housekeeping at the Veterans’ Hospital. His children, daughter Eris Bagley and son Terry Bagley Jr., told 11 News they were proud but also worried about their father, who is in a medically induced coma with Shock Trauma.

“My dad suffered a broken pelvis, a broken femur. He’s going to have surgery and broke his hand,” Eris Bagley said. “He thought nothing of his own life to save two women he didn’t know.”

The family said doctors wanted to operate on one of his injuries but were awaiting the opinion of a cardiologist first.

“It was a brave thing for him to do, especially at his age of 70,” said Terry Bagley Jr. “When I see him staring, sometimes, lifeless, it scares me because I don’t know s “He hears me when I talk, and I see action with his fingers moving and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, I’m still scared because anything can go wrong.”

According to the family, Terry Bagley was on his way to a market to buy items for the Thanksgiving meal when he encountered the emergency and sprang into action.

Video below: Residents and witnesses describe the explosion of a townhouse in Pigtown

When asked why she thought her father did that, Eris Bagley told 11 News, “Because he’s a Marine.”

“My dad endured polio as a kid. He also endured the Camp Lejeune stuff with toxic water and he also served in the Vietnam War,” she said. “(He was) heroic, but I wish he hadn’t because now I’m afraid of losing him. But I’m glad he did it to save people he didn’t know. not.”

Neighbors had complained of a strong smell of natural gas a few days before the explosion. According to Baltimore Gas and Electric and fire officials, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

BGE also said it will continue to prospect the area to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our gas infrastructure.

Video below: SkyTeam 11 examines the damage at Pigtown

The explosion destroyed a house and damaged several others. BGE has since restored gas and electric service to other homes in the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, the Bagley family watches over the hospital.

“I pray. I pray to God, and I ask him to protect him and I ask God to spare his life,” said Terry Bagley Jr.

Concerned about rising medical bills, the family set up a GoFundMe page.

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