June 6, 2014 12:47 pm

4-year-old rescues trapped dad with chainsaw

A Michigan man has his four-year-old son to thank for rescuing him after he was pinned under a huge tree limb.

Grant Groenwald was cutting wood on his property along with his four-year-old son, Quillan. “First time ever he’s come to help me split wood,” Groenwald told WPBN.

But, shortly after he started, something went wrong. A massive limb rolled on top of Groenwald pinning him underneath.

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“It hit me in the shoulder and hip and my elbow, it just kinda knocked me off balance. I was trying to get away from it but I just couldn’t get away fast enough,” said Groenwald.

Groenwald’s young son, Quillan, was standing on a hill away from danger when his father called out for his help.

“I said I need your help daddy’s pinned. He said I can’t dad I can’t help you. I said you’ve got to. You’re my only saviour, you’re my only person I got out here,”
said Groenwald.

Quillan dragged a chainsaw over to his dad who was able to cut himself loose from the branch.

Quillan helped his dad back to the truck. When they got home, he ran to get help from his mom, Karen, who is a paramedic.

Luckily, Groenwald only suffered minor injuries including a broken ankle.

“I don’t know what would’ve happened if he would’ve been knocked unconscious, if the four-year-old would have known to come home. I don’t even want to think about that. It’s a scary thought,” said Karen Groenwald.

Groenwald says he won’t be heading into the woods alone again.

“He’s going to go with me all the time now I think, because he’s got to keep an eye on daddy. He was big, he was my saviour, he’s my hero.”

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