Little boy saves father’s life after bull attackJune 9th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy in Wales saved his father from being gored to death by a bull by heorically jumping onto a nearby tractor and chasing the furious beast away.
Tom Phillips watched in horror as a bull charged at his father Andrew - throwing him in the air like a rag doll on the family farm in Abergavenny, Daily Mail reported Thursday.
The huge 2,000lb beast then stood over the unconscious farmer, snorting and mauling his lifeless body with its hooves.
Terrified Tom climbed onto the tractor for safety, but he was faced with a dilemma. His father Andrew, 46, had forbidden him to drive the tractor and he’s not a boy to break the rules.
But Tom’s instincts took over and he turned the key to drive slowly towards his dad lying under the bull. He carefully aimed for the animal worried he might crush his unconscious father under the tractor’s giant wheels.
He managed to move the bull away from his father and ran back to the farmhouse calling his mother Amanda.
Amanda dialled for help and finally an Royal Air Force rescue helicopter flew to the field to take barely alive Andrew to hospital.
He suffered 10 broken ribs and severe internal injuries from where the charging bull hit him.
But Andrew survived and was allowed home Thursday two weeks after being hit by the bull.
Mother Amanda said: “Andrew only survived because of Tom’s amazing reactions to what must have been horrific for a 10-year-old boy to witness.”
“He’s my little hero and I can’t tell you how proud I am of him.”
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