Marine Corps veteran falls into coma after trying to rescue blast victims

A 70-year-old Marine Corps veteran risked his life Tuesday afternoon answering calls for help after a Pigtown house bombing Terry Bagley happened to pass by when the house exploded shortly after 2 p.m. on Bayard Street. Perhaps it was his naval training, or perhaps his good heart prompted him to throw himself into battle. Baltimore firefighters pulled him out of the rubble after he risked his own life to save a teenager and a woman from a burning building. an update Wednesday afternoon saying the 16-year-old girl and 48-year-old woman who were in the house that exploded are in stable condition, while Bagley is in critical condition. He is a married father of five who does housework. at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. His children, daughter Eris Bagley and son Terry Bagley Jr., told 11 News they are proud but also worried about their father, who is in a medically induced coma due to a shock injury. an operation and a broken arm,” said Eris Bagley. “He thought nothing of his life saving two women he didn’t know.” The family said doctors want to operate on one of his injuries, but are waiting for a cardiologist’s opinion first. “It was a brave thing for him to do, especially at his 70s,” Terry Bagley Jr. said. “When i see him look lifeless sometimes it scares me cause i dont know if he can hear me when i talk and i see some action when his fingers move and all that but at the end of the day, i still scared because something might go wrong.” According to the family, Terry Bagley was walking to the market to buy groceries for his Thanksgiving meal when he faced the emergency and took action. Video below: residents, bystanders describe an explosion in an apartment building in Pigtown When asked why she thought her father did it, Eris Bagley told 11 News: “Because he’s a Marine.” “My father had polio as a child. He also served in the Vietnam War “, – she said. “(He was) a hero, but I wish he didn’t because now I’m afraid of losing him. But I’m glad he did it to save people he didn’t know.” complained about the strong smell of natural gas in the days before the explosion. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric and fire officials, and BGE also said it will continue to work in the area to ensure our gas infrastructure operates safely and reliably. Video below: SkyTeam 11 assesses damage in Pigtown The explosion destroyed one house and damaged several others. Since then, BGE has returned gas and electricity to other homes on the block. Meanwhile, the Bagley family are on duty at the hospital. “I pray. I pray to God and ask him to protect him, and I ask God to spare his life.” – Terry Bagley Jr. Worried about rising medical bills, the family set up a GoFundMe page.

A 70-year-old Marine veteran risked his own life Tuesday afternoon answering calls for help after an apartment building exploded in Pigtown.

Terry Bagley happened to be passing by when the house exploded shortly after 2:00 pm on Bayard Street. Perhaps it was his naval training, or perhaps his good heart prompted him to throw himself into battle.

Baltimore firefighters pulled him out of the rubble after he risked his own life to save a teenager and a woman from a burning building.

Baltimore fire officials provided an update Wednesday afternoon, saying the 16-year-old girl and 48-year-old woman who were in the house that exploded are in stable condition, while Bagley is in critical condition.

He is a married father of five and works as a housekeeper at a Veterans Affairs hospital. His children, daughter Eris Bagley and son Terry Bagley Jr., told 11 News they are proud but also worried about their father, who is in a medically induced coma at Shock Trauma Hospital.

“My father has a broken pelvis, a broken femur. He’s going to have surgery and his arm is broken,” Eris Bagley said. “He thought nothing of his life to save two women he didn’t know.”

The family said doctors wanted to operate on one of his injuries but were waiting for a cardiologist’s opinion first.

“It was a bold move for him, especially at the age of 70,” said Terry Bagley Jr. said. “When I see how he sometimes looks lifeless, it scares me because I don’t know if he hears me when I speak and I see some kind of action when his fingers move and all that. But at the end of the day, I’m still afraid because something might go wrong.”

According to the family, Terry Bagley was on his way to the market to buy groceries for Thanksgiving dinner when he faced an emergency and took action.

Video below: Residents and witnesses describe an explosion in a row house in Pigtown.

When asked why she thought her father did this, Eris Bagley told 11 News, “Because he’s a Marine.”

“My father had polio as a child. Camp Lejeune with toxic water and he also served in the Vietnam War,” she said. (He was) a hero, but I wish he didn’t because now I’m afraid I’m about to lose him. But I’m glad he did it to save people he didn’t know.”

Neighbors complained about the strong smell of natural gas days before the explosion. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, Baltimore Gas and Electric officials and firefighters said.

BGE also stated that it will continue to work in the area to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our gas infrastructure.

Video below: SkyTeam 11 investigates the damage in Svinograd

The explosion destroyed one house and damaged several others. BGE has since reconnected gas and electricity to other homes on the block.

Meanwhile, the Bagley family are on duty at the hospital.

“I pray. I pray to God and I ask him to protect him and I ask God to spare his life.” – Terry Bagley Jr. said.

Worried about rising medical bills, the family created GoFundMe page.