Charlotte family thanks firefighters for rescue

The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte family is thanking the firefighters who rescued the four of them as they were trapped in an upstairs bathroom.

WSOC-TV reported that Veola Jackson, her husband and their two sons met Friday with the firefighters who rescued them July 12. The family only had a small window to access air, and the parents held their children there so they could breathe.

At the Charlotte Fire Department, the family listened to the 911 call that Jackson made. Firefighter Mark Lapiana says he grabbed each boy and told them to take a deep breath air before he got them to safety.

The family also thanked dispatcher Wes Antry, who kept them calm until the firefighters arrived.

Jackson says she's forever grateful that her family survived.

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