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Hero Hiker Dies Trying To Save Friend


BACK TO YOU. OKAY THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE. AN ORANGE COUNTY MAN IS CALLED A HERO, HE SAVE A FRIEND’S LIFE DURING A HIKING TRIP ON MOUNT BALDY BUT DIED IN THE PROCESS, THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON DEVIL BACKBONE TRAIL, KCAL9’S STATEY BUTLER SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM’S PARENTS WHO ARE HEART BROKEN OVER HIS DEATH BUT PROUD OF HIS BRAVERY. REPORTER: LYNN NGUYEN CAN’T BELIEVE HER SON DANIEL IS DEAD. MY LOVE, MY HEART. SO MUCH. REPORTER: SHE AND HER HUSBAND GOT THE PHONE CALL TUESDAY MORNING, SAN BERNARDINO SHERIFF DEPUTIES TOLD THEM THEIR SON FELL 1500 FEET TO HIS DEATH ON MOUNT BALDY AFTER REACHING OUT HIS HAND TO SAVE A FRIEND, THEIR ONLY SON, LOVED OUTDOORS, AND HIKED TRAILS, ROAD HIS BIKE FROM GARDEN GROVE TO LONG BEACH EVERY DAY, THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN LAST YEAR. HERE HE IS PICTURED WITH A VOLUNTEER GROUP, REBUILDING AFTER KATRINA, FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK CALL HIM A HERO, FOR PUTTING AN INEXPERIENCED HIKER’S LIFE ABOVE HIS OWN. THESE PARENTS FIND COMFORT NOT JUST IN HOW HE LIVES BUT HOW HE DIED. I HURT SO BAD. BUT LOOK ALL — MY SON, HE DID THE RIGHT THING, HE SACRIFICED HIS OWN LIFE TO SAVE SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE. REPORTER: HIS FAMILY SET UP A GO FUND ME PAGE TO HELP PAY FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES, IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEB SITE KCAL9.COM.

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