When a lightning bolt struck through Tristan Coxwell’s kitchen ceiling and struck his mother, the 9-year-old acted quickly to help save her life. Kimberly Krone was clearing the table last month when she heard two loud booms outside. Lightning then passed through the recessed ceiling, bounced off a frying pan she was holding and channeled directly into her chest. She tried to drop the pan but couldn’t. The current passed out through her little toe.
Tristan watched his mother collapse. He then grabbed a cell phone out of her back pocket and dialed 9-1-1. Tristan collected himself and told the dispatcher exactly what had happened. Paramedics arrived 16 minutes later.
Kimberly Krone survived thanks to Tristan’s quick thinking.