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10-year-old's video post for help on Facebook saved her dad's life

10-year-old's video post for help on Facebook saved her dad's life

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CHARLESTON, WV-- A daughter's cry for help on Facebook was what saved her father's life.  The Vance family said they were sitting on a porch at their Logan County home in Charleston, West Virginia when lightning struck a nearby tree pinning the father, Gregory Vance underneath.

The storm knocked out cell phone service in the town, so the Vance family couldn't call 9-1-1, but they could use the internet, so they depended on social media to get the word out. 

Mr. Vance's 10-year-old daughter posted a video message on Facebook.  In the video, the girl pleaded for help and requested an ambulance. 

Authorities say, she's the reason gregory made a safe return home from the hospital.  Since getting pinned under a tree, his children have been nursing him back to health. 

Vance suffered a broken shoulder, ribs, and various disks in his back.  However, he's expected to make a full recovery.

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