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9-year-old saves dad's life

A 9-year-old Prescott boy is being called a hero. Damian Kisselburg saved his dad’s life after the two were in a serious car accident Saturday afternoon.
PRESCOTT, AR - A 9-year-old Prescott boy is being called a hero. Damian Kisselburg saved his dad’s life after the two were in a serious car accident Saturday afternoon.

Gus Kisselburg is recovering from his injuries at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs. Family members credit Damian for running to get his dad help after the crash.

Damian and Gus spent Saturday afternoon at a Cub Scout fundraiser in Prescott. On their way home, the two got into a serious car crash about 10 miles outside of town. Damian was able to crawl out of the car.

“I saw my Dad standing there bleeding, so I decided to run to my grandparents house for help.”

Unfortunately, Damian’s grandparents weren’t home. The only other house, his Dad’s house, is a half mile down the dirt road. Damien knew it was up to him to find help, so he ran as fast as he could. Damian says by the time he got to his dad’s house, he thought his legs would give out.

“If I was hurt bad I wouldn’t have been able to get help. I probably would have crawled back in the car to try to find the cell phone maybe.”

Damian says he didn’t realize his actions were so courageous until his mom told him how proud of him she is. Margie Hurt says she is amazed at how well her son handled the situation.

“He got the courage to do what needed to be done. There are some adults who wouldn’t know how to act, and here’s my 9-year-old boy who saw his dad needed help and he went and got help.”

Gus Kisselburg needs surgery and won’t be able to lead a Cub Scout meeting for quite some time, but his family is just relieved he’s going to be okay, and they say they owe it all to Damian. Damian says he was able to remain calm under pressure because of his Cub Scout training.

The cause of the car crash is under investigation.
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