Good Samaritan awarded for saving boy from hot car

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 267720161 -
Gray Television, Inc.