Boy, 2, In Critical Condition At Children's Hospital After Freak Accident At Fall Creek Falls

Monday, October 18, 2010
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown

A two-year-old Nashville boy is in critical condition at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital after a freak accident at Fall Creek Falls State Park on Sunday.

Caleb Brown was struck in the back of the head by a boulder that fell off a cliff.

Chattanooga Assistant Police Chief Mike Williams was near the accident site.

He said, "We were in Fall Creek Falls State Park this weekend when we saw the parents of the little boy carrying him up from the bottom of the falls. He was bleeding badly from a horrible head wound and was unconscious.

"First Aid was rendered as best anyone on the scene could do and a call was made to Erlanger LifeForce helicopter to be on standby in case the local medical first responders needed them, which they did.

"He is in extremely critical condition at T.C. Thompson PICU and the family is requesting prayers for their little boy."

The Brown family sent out this message:

"Caleb Brown is two years old. He was at Fall Creek Falls with his family when a boulder fell off the cliff and struck him in the back of the head. He was life flighted (Life Force) to the nearest children’s hospital (T.C. Thompson) where he is in PICU in critical care.

"Every moment is crucial. All we can do is use the power of prayer and spreading the message. Continue to keep him in your thoughts and forward this to everyone you know. If we can just get one more person praying soon there will be thousands and hundreds of thousands and maybe even millions."

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