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Corona Firefighters Save Man -- And Then Finish Mowing His Lawn

CORONA ( — There is going above and beyond, and then there is really going above and beyond.

A Corona man lost consciousness while mowing his lawn.

Officials said a  crew from Engine 1 came to the man's aid, provided lifesaving treatment and taking him to a hospital.

After the ambulance left the man's house, fire crews did something extraordinary.

It's a story that is Only On 9.

The firefighters finished the man's yard work. The front lawn was growing rapidly, in definite need of a mow.

The grateful homeowner, Willy G., spoke to KCAL9's Crystal Cruz.

"This my machine here. My grass was so, so high," Willy said.

Wednesday morning Willy and his lawn mover were in the front yard working hard -- so was the sun.

"I was cutting grass here, I feel dizzy a little bit, so I stand over by the car here," he recalled.

In the drive way Willy face planted.

Corona Fire showed up and he went to the hospital with a scratched up face, but firefighters stuck around, finishing what Willy started.

"We all kind of looked at each other, kind of looked around at the lawn equipment and realized this family was going through a very traumatic event right now and they some simple acts of kindness," said Fire Dept. Engineer Jamie Pirritano.

"The five guys, they went down and cleaned all the grass for us I say that's so nice. I never had the experience like that before. I feel like safe," said Willy.

Just one family of guys helping out another family, whose lawn wasn't going to cut itself.

"I appreciate what they did," Willy said.

Willy told Cruz he fainted because there was too much heat and too much exertion.

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