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UK News Scotland Rugby World Cup star rescues man from burning building who then flees

14:10  26 november  2019
14:10  26 november  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Rugby World Cup Japan 2019. An international rugby player was left aghast after rescuing a man from a A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 9.57am on Sunday to He previously starred for Glasgow Warriors, London Irish and has 37 Scotland caps.

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Scotland Rugby World Cup star Gordon Reid pulled a man from a burning building, who then ran away.

Reid rescued the man from a house in the village of Coylton, South Ayshire.

The 32-year-old revealed the drama, and his anger at the man who fled, saying: "Just a normal day. Wake up, have breakfast, save a guy's life by pulling him out of his house, which was on fire.

"Then the p**** ran off - didn't even say thanks.

"Now am stuck here sucking on air. Thanks to the firemen for the back up.

"I am really angry because I put my life at risk."

Reid smashed in the back door of the property and crawled through a broken panel to get to the man who was on the ground coughing and spluttering from the thickness of the smoke.

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SCOTLAND rugby star Gordon Reid became a fire hero when he pulled a man from a blazing house. But instead of thanking his rescuer , the occupant fled the scene at top speed. Reid, who figured prominently in his country’s World Cup campaign in Japan earlier this year, was left puzzled and angry.

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The rugby star, who has played 37 times for Scotland, then grabbed him around the chest and hauled him to safety.

"He seemed in a bad way. His face was black, like a miner in the old days," he added.

Police Scotland stated: "The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and inquiries are now ongoing."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We were alerted at 9.57am on Sunday to reports of a fire at a property at Hillhead, Coylton.

"Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances to the scene, where crews extinguished a fire within the single-storey property.

"Firefighters administered oxygen therapy to one casualty who had assisted another member of the public at the scene.

"Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe."

Reid currently plays for the new semi-pro team Ayrshire Bulls in the Super6 league.

He has previously played for Glasgow Warriors and London Irish.

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