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Girl uses Facebook to post emergency message


A quick-thinking West Virginia girl used social media to save her father's life.

"My dad's almost dead. He needs an ambulance please."

Ten-year-old Brianna Vance posted this plea for help after a tree fell on the family's home during a storm trapping her dad and two friends. The severe weather also knocked phone service but the wi-fi was still working.

"The lightning crashed and hit a tree on our porch and my dad's almost dead. He needs an ambulance please.. please call one for us if you have signal. We live in a yellow house."

Someone who saw her emotional Facebook post called 911. Brianna's dad was hospitalized with a few broken bones but he was back home in time to celebrate Father's Day.