A New Hampshire teen is being considered a hero after he saved the life boy who crashed his ATV live on TikTok.
Caden Cotnoir, 13, was watching a TikTok live stream of a 12-year-old Trent Jarrett riding his four-wheeler over 800 miles away in West Virginia.
“All of a sudden his phone goes kind of blank, you can see a little bit of light and you can just hear him yelling for help,” Cotnoir told local ABC affiliate WMUR.
Then, Jarrett started calling out numbers. He told WMUR that he was yelling out his grandparents’ phone number, the only number he could remember.
Cotnoir said he knew that something was wrong and called the number to alert Jarrett’s family about the situation, according to WMUR.
Jarrett was found trapped under the ATV for about 20 minutes. His parents were able to get him free and he suffered only minor cuts and bruises, WMUR reported.
Cotnoir’s stepfather, Matt Currier, is the Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Chief of Police.
“He did was he was supposed to do and got the right people and it worked out,” Currier said. “It was an Easter miracle.”
The two boys, who share a love for hunting, fishing and four-wheeling, virtually met over Zoom Monday.
“I’d just like to thank him for everything that he’s done,” Jarrett told WMUR.
When asked if the incident strengthened their friendship, both boys agreed.
Cotnoir said he will always be there to help if something ever goes again and hopes the two can meet in person one day.
This is not the first time to social media app saved a person’s life.
Back in 2020, Alex Griswold, a 24-year-old TikToker from California, posted a video that showed a mole on his back. Lizzie Wells, a melanoma survivor in Georgia studying to be a doctor herself, recognized the mole was irregular and messaged Griswold to get it checked out.
“I immediately paused the video and said I need to get a hold of this person,” Wells told Good Morning America. “Going through the trauma myself, you don’t want other people going through that.”
Griswold told Good Morning America that Wells was the second person from TikTok to urge him to get the mole looked at, so he went to a dermatologist. He said the doctor told him he had a moderately atypical mole that was “heading towards skin cancer.”
Griswold later posted a TikTok saying the app—and those two kind strangers—had saved his life.