Frantic daughter saves father using Facebook post

Dad and two others were trapped after a tree toppled over

By Daddyhood Staff
Posted on Jun 16, 2014 - 10:17am

LOGAN COUNTY, West Virginia (  
10-year-old Brianna Vance saved her father using Facebook

10-year-old Brianna Vance saved her father using Facebook

When the storm came through, it knocked out power and toppled a tree, trapping 10-year-old Brianna Vance’s father and two other men who had been sitting on the front porch.

The weather made it impossible for the family to dial 911 on their cell phones and they didn’t not have a land line at the house.

Frantic, Brianna used her cell phone to post a message to Facebook.

“The lightning crashed, hit a tree… my dad’s almost dead and needs an ambulance please!” Brianna says crying on her Facebook page.

The trapped men were soon freed by firefighters and then rushed to Logan Regional Hospital. Two men have been released, and Brianna’s dad is expected to make a good recovery despite suffering a broken collar bone and five broken ribs.

Breanna sent a message to her dad via local television station WOWK: “I hope you get well soon because you’re the best dad I could ask for.”

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