A father’s intuition saved the life of his teenage son who spent 24 hours trapped in the wreckage of his crashed car.
When his teenage son didn’t come home, Tony Lethbridge took drastic action, hiring a helicopter to help search for him – and it paid off.
Inside the mangled mess of his car, 17-year-old, Samuel Lethbridge, was pinned under the dash and had been there for more than 24 hours, reports 7 news.
When he didn’t make it home he was reported missing, but his father had a gut feeling about where to search.
“An accident happened there about five years ago or something like that and it stuck in my mind,” Tony said.
“And I thought the same thing, I thought, you know, I can’t leave him out there without looking.”
A helicopter was hired for the search and it was Sam’s uncle Michael Lethbridge who eventually spotted the wreck.
Paramedics can’t believe he survived overnight on his own with such severe injuries.
He will eventually need surgery and months of rehab, but his family are certain he’ll make a full recovery.
Sam’s father is just happy that his son is alive thanks to his gut instinct.
A parent’s instinct is something you can never explain. Amazing.
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