Boy, 2, struck by boulder, hospitalized

Boy, 2, struck by boulder, hospitalized (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A two-year-old Nashville boy is fighting for his life after a boulder hit him in the head while hiking with his family.

Authorities said a boulder broke off a cliff and hit Caleb Brown in the head Saturday at Fall Creek Falls in Van Buren County, in southeast Tennessee.

The boy was listed in critical condition at a Chattanooga hospital with severe brain trauma.

The family credits emergency responders, who just happened to be hiking in the area with saving the boy's life.

An EMT and firefighter helped Tim Brown rush his son to the top of the trail.

“God completely orchestrated that.  By the time we got him to the top of the hill, there was a doctor a pediatric nurse, a doctor, at least a couple of other nurses, a firefighter, a police officer, everyone was around him, and they knew what to do, and they were just hiking that day, they just happened to be there,” Brown said.

Brown and his wife Tiffany said doctors will watch swelling of Caleb's brain over the next two days.

The family is asking for prayers.

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