'My Dad Fell Off a Cliff': Heroic 11-Year-Old Boy Calls 911 to Save Father
An 11-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero for making a 911 call after his dad fell off a cliff.
While hiking along the Blue Ridge Loop Trail near Sacramento, California, Ryan Pritchard reportedly put his hand on an unstable rock and tumbled 150 feet down the cliff, landing in a tree.
Pritchard's son, Jake, climbed down and grabbed his dad's cell phone. The boy's Cub Scout training had taught him to call 911 during an emergency.
"My dad fell off a cliff," Jake calmly told the emergency dispatcher.
The brave 11-year-old boy waited with his father and flagged down the rescue helicopter when it arrived.
"He told me to take off one shirt and wave it around and I did," Jake said. "And it got the helicopter to fly over us."
The two were airlifted to safety and Pritchard was treated for several fractured bones, a head injury and a broken jaw.
He is expected to be OK, thanks in large part to his quick-thinking son.
Watch the clip above.