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‘Hyperbaric chamber blast: Broward Sheriff’s Office proud of deputy’s response

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is lauding a sheriff’s deputy for his quick actions in a fiery explosion at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea clinic last week.

In less than two minutes after an emergency call was received, Deputy John Melbourne arrived at Ocean Hyperbaric Oxygen Neurologic Center, where an explosion and flash fire occurred Friday.

Melbourne entered the building, past heavy smoke, to rescue 4-year-old Francesco Pio Martinisi, who suffered burns to more than 90 percent of his body. Additional deputies responded and assisted with evacuations and traffic control in the area.

“Everybody here is really proud of the way he responded, under the circumstances,” said Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Leljedal. “We’re disappointed there wasn’t a better outcome.”

Melbourne, who the Sheriff’s Office today said is unavailable for comment, is being considered for a commendation, Leljedal said.’

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