13-Year-Old Hailed As Hero After Saving Dad’s Life

Esteemed Salt Lake City defence attorney, David Finlayson, was badly injured while hiking with his young son deep in the Idaho wilderness last week.

Avid explorer and decorated boy scout, Charlie Finlayson, 13, literally helped save his dad’s life after a refrigerator-sized boulder became dislodged and struck the 52-year-old, causing him to tumble 20 to 30 feet down a steep ravine. David and his son were scouting a climbing route while camped at Ship Island Lake when the accident occurred.

David Finlayson hiking accident

David suffered a broken back, left arm and left heel. He also received numerous contusions, including a foot-long laceration on his shin that was to the bone. Continue reading