Teen credited with saving boy’s life after ATV crash on TikTok

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GILMANTON, New Hampshire (WMUR) – A Gilmanton teenage boy has been credited with saving a life after a virtual call for help from over 800 miles away.

Caden Cotnoir, 13, was on the TikTok social media app watching a livestream of a West Virginia boy riding his four-wheeler when he saw something went wrong.

“All of a sudden his phone is empty, you can see a little light and you can only hear him screaming for help,” said Cotnoir.

Trent Jarrett, 12, was at his West Virginia home, and Caden follows Trent on TikTok because of their shared interests in hunting, fishing, and four-wheel drive.

In the confusion and chaos of the live stream, Caden could hear Trent numbers calling.

“I yelled at my grandparents’ house phone number,” Trent said.

The only number he could remember, and it was a lifesaver because Caden was listening.

Caden’s stepfather is Matt Currier, Gilmanton Police Chief.

“He did it, he should do it and find the right people, and it worked. It was an Easter miracle, ”said Currier.

Trent’s parents managed to find their son and lift the ATV off of him. He had been trapped for about 20 minutes. He suffered several cuts and bruises.

The two friends, who have never met, faced each other on Monday via Zoom.

“I just want to thank him for everything he’s done,” said Trent.

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