By Paul P. Murphy, CNN Updated 1:19 PM ET, Wed January 19, 2022
(CNN)Raymond Washburn, who is credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passed away on Sunday at his home in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 75.
When the bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Washburn was working at the fourth-floor snack stand he owned and operated, according to a news release sent to CNN.
Buried under the rubble, Washburn was able to free himself. In 2001, he told CNN that he suffered some cuts and bruises but was largely OK.
Although he was blind, Washburn then rescued four of his customers and an employee from the rubble that day and led them to safety.