The life of a 12-year-old boy was saved over the Easter weekend thanks to the swift actions of a 13-year-old boy situated 1,290 kilometres away from him.
Trent Jarrett from West Virginia was broadcasting live onto the social media platform TikTok when he crashed his quad bike. Trent was trapped under the bike and couldn’t get out. He then realised that he’s live streaming on TikTok and in an attempt to save his own life, started to yell out a phone number.
Caden Cotnoir, who was watching the ordeal unfold from his home in New Hampshire, realised what was happening and immediately phoned the number that Trent was calling out.
That number turned out to be his grandparents’ house phone number and in that moment it was the only one that he could remember. Trent was saved within 20 minutes and is doing well.
Caden described the moment to his local news station WMUR-TV: "All of a sudden his phone goes kind of blank, you can see a little bit of light and you can just hear him yelling for help. It was pretty, like, sad to hear, he’s scared that he’s not going to make it out."
The two boys met over Zoom on Monday when Trent got the chance to thank Caden for saving his life.
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