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10:21 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Iron Mountain 4-year-old helps downed dad

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI (AP)--   A former U.P. volunteer firefighter says his 4-year-old daughter helped save his life when she ran a quarter mile for help after he was knocked unconscious. 

Chris Lucas and his daughter Cadence
Chris Lucas and his daughter Cadence
Credit Iron Mountain Daily News

Chris Lucas of Iron Mountain says his daughter Cadence was with him as he was unloading scrap metal from his truck October 15 when he hit his head on the tailgate.

He tells The Daily News he doesn't remember what happened next, but says he learned Cadence ran along a dirt road in the dark to their nearest neighbor to get help.

Lucas says the neighbor called an ambulance and went to check on him.  He spent the night in the hospital for treatment of a concussion and a head bump.

Lucas says Cadence learned about handling emergencies based on his own experience.