Girl uses Facebook to save father during severe storm in West Virginia

Girl uses Facebook to save father during severe storm in West Virginia (Image 1)
Girl uses Facebook to save father during severe storm in West Virginia (Image 1)

Last Tuesday, June 10, a severe thunderstorm tore through a Logan County, West Virginia neighborhood.

Briana Vance, 10, is credited for saving her father and two of his friends’ lives by making a Facebook post.

According to ABC News, Gregory Vance, the girl’s father and his friends, were sitting on the porch in Henlawson when lightning struck a huge tree nearby and sent it crashing down on top of them.

The storm knocked out cellphone signals, and the house had no land-line, but somehow, Brianna was able to access her Facebook page.

“The lightning crashed and hit a tree by our porch and my dad’s almost dead,” she wrote. “He needs an ambulance please. Please call one for us if you have a signal. We live in a yellow house.”

Someone saw the post and called 911.

Paramedics responded and rescued the men. They were hospitalized and later released.

*ABC News contributed to this story.

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