Three men are being called heroes for coming to the aid of a young boy who was hit by a train in Hamilton. The men heard the child's screams for help on Saturday and rushed toward the tracks.
When they found the injured boy. they called 911 and looked after him until help arrived. Local 12's Adam Clements spoke those men on Sunday night.
Lt. John Nethers of Hamilton Police told Adam, "I just think it was a miracle how this all worked out for him."
Lt. Nethers says the stars must have aligned perfectly on Saturday night as an injured boy lay helpless alongside a set of remote train tracks in Hamilton. "In my opinion..if he had not been found, he would have passed away there on the railroad tracks..either from either shock or bleeding to death from the injury."
Jesse Brown along with his father Steve and his best friend William were heading into Hamilton Precision to work on their go cart. That's when they heard the call for help. Says Brown, "The kid was very calm..he was just yelling for help."
Jesse bolted toward the tracks where he saw the young boy on the ground. His leg horribly mangled after being run over by a south bound train. "I just started talking to him. I asked him what kind of video games he liked, what he played..and was just trying to talk to him and keep him, trying to keep his heart rate down, telling him to breathe slow."
While Jesse tended to the boy, Steve and William called for help and crews arrived minutes later. They say knowing they helped save a life is hard to put into words. William Schenck says "It makes me feel really good. I'm glad we were there. I mean the only thing I can say is..that God helped get us there."
Steve Brown adds, "It made me very proud just to see how Jesse was talking to him and stuff. It was great."
Lt. Nethers just hopes others learn from this train track accident. He says next time there may not be any guardian angels around-let alone three. "To any other children..I would advise not to be playing around any railroad tracks."
The three men say they plan on trying to connect with the young boy once he's out of the hospital to see how he's doing. They had actually planned on working on their go-cart Friday night. Fortunately for the injured boy, they had a last-minute change of plans.