VIDEO/Marmaduke, Arkansas: Right place at the right time, flight crew saves young boy's life

Published on Sunday, 6 July 2014 17:25 - Written by

Marmaduke, Arkansas: Right place at the right time, flight crew saves young boy's life. Brian Coleman is a Flight Nurse with Survival Flight; he also heads a youth softball organization. On April 17, 2013, his team needed to use a field they didn’t usually use, one in Marmaduke. On this very day, as Brian was coming in to the Marmaduke field, tragedy had just struck the Nash family in Marmaduke. Their 9-year-old son came screaming that their 2 ½-year-old son, Draven, had been kicked in the face by a horse. Several bones in his face were broken and he was badly injured. When the family called for an ambulance, they were told the nearest was at least 20 minutes away. All they could do was start out on their own. As they went tearing down the road, they saw the Survival Flight helicopter landing in the softball field. As the saying goes, the rest is history. The injured boy was flown to a hospital miles away, Brian helping Draven the whole way, making sure he kept breathing. Now, slightly over a year from the day of the accident and help, they all met again.