WATCH: Man covered in flames pulled out of car wreck, doused in puddle by deputies

December 19, 2018 - 3:36 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Texas man is lucky to be alive after he was pulled out of car wreck covered in flames and then quickly doused in a puddle of water.

Police in Chambers County released bodycam footage Tuesday of deputies reaching inside the man's vehicle -- which was ablaze -- and pulling him out, before placing his burning body in an adjacent puddle.

The unidentified victim was taken to a Houston hospital, where he is in critical condition. 

Neither of the two deputies who rescued the man were injured. 

"Had these deputies not acted quickly, decisively and without total disregard for their own safety, the seriously injured man would have perished inside the vehicle," Sheriff Brian Hawthorne wrote on Facebook Tuesday.