Brave Oklahoma Boy Acts Swiftly, Aids Family Amid Tornado Destruction

Luca O'Connor May 6, 2024
CNN

Tragedy Strikes Oklahoma

Everyone hopes that they'll rise to the occasion in a truly harrowing event, but it's rare that any of us get the chance. Nine-year-old Branson Baker became a hero after rescuing his parents from their family truck after it was flipped by F-4  tornado on Saturday, April 27. The story of this young boy's bravery is an inspiring look at what it takes to survive during a natural disaster.

While driving to a friend’s storm shelter in Dickson, Oklahoma, Wayne and Lindy Baker, along with their son Branson, entered the path of an F-4 tornado. The tornado made no bones about flipping the family’s truck into a pile of trees. After seeing the wreckage, Branson’s uncle Johnny described it as:

One of the most horrific things I’ve ever seen in my life.

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