9-Year-Old Boy Saves Dad Trapped Under Snowmobile
A 9-year-old California boy hiked alone through the snow to save his dad, who was trapped under a snowmobile near South Lake Tahoe last Sunday, reports KGO-TV. Bode Beirdneau and his father, John Taylor, were in an area of the Northern California backcountry where there was no cell signal, and they did not have a GPS.
At first, the boy tried to dig his dad out from under the snowmobile, but his fingers became numb. Bode then began his trek through the snow, eventually finding a tour group, which radioed first responders for help. "I was pretty nervous and it was just a lot of pressure on me I didn't know where to go and it was really hard," Bode told KGO-TV.
Bode is not exactly shy about his newfound status as a courageous rescuer. When KGO-TV asked him if he knew he was a hero, he replied, "Um, yeah."
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