July 18, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Good Samaritan who saved a child from a hot car is being called a hero.
Safe Kids Of Greater Augusta gave Nick Ortalaza the Safe Kids Badge Of Courage Award on Friday.
Ortalaza called 911 last weekend when he and his found a little boy locked in a hot car in an apartment complex in Augusta.
Ortalaza was able to push the car window down and get the little boy out safely.
"I wanna believe that anybody else in this same situation would have acted just like we did and made sure to get that baby out of the car," Ortalaza said.
The little boy's father, Russell Givens, is being charged with deprivation of a minor. He was arrested and has bonded out of jail.
Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.
Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.