Police are crediting a West Virginia girl with saving the lives of her father and two of his friends after she posted a plea for help on Facebook.
During a terrible storm Tuesday a tree fell on Brianna Vance’s house in Henlawson. Her father, Gregory Vance, and two friends were sitting on the porch at the time, ABC News reports.
"I was scared. I needed help. My dad needed help," Brianna told WOWK. Cellphone signal was out due to storm, and Brianna’s house has no landline. Instead, she took to Facebook to post a desperate plea for help.
“The lightning crashed and hit a tree by our porch and my dad’s almost dead,” she says in the video. “He needs an ambulance please. Please call one for us if you have a signal. We live in a yellow house.”
Somebody saw Brianna’s video and called 911. Emergency crews managed to rescue the three men, who were rushed to hospital where they were later released.“This is the real hero, that little girl,” said Lt. Tim Granger of the Henlawson Fire Department, according to TIME magazine. “I hope she gets recognized for her heroism.”