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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Christian McCaffrey and brothers helped save man who fell on hike

Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey and his brothers and friends are being credited with helping to save a man’s life over the weekend.

McCaffrey, his brothers Dylan and Max, and friends Michael Mann and Brooke Pettet went hiking in Castle Rock, Col. on Saturday, according to a story published by the Carolina Panthers’ official website. As they were making their way to the top, they saw an older man fall about 20 feet and hit a rock.

The 72-year-old man, Dan Smoker Sr., had been hiking with his grandson and was in serious condition after the fall. Luckily McCaffrey and his group sprang into action. One person held Smoker’s head still while Mann performed chest compressions. McCaffrey called 911 to summon them to the emergency site.

Smoker was rushed to the hospital and doctors discovered he had multiple injuries. According to Panthers.com, the grandfather had a broken femur, broken pelvis, internal bleeding, bleeding on the brain, nine fractured ribs and a broken neck.

As of Tuesday, Smoker was in critical but stable condition.

Christian and his family have kept in touch to see the status of Smoker Sr. and even went by the hospital to visit him.

Smoker’s son, Dan Jr., who was in San Diego celebrating his wedding anniversary over the weekend, is crediting the group for helping to save his father’s life.

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