Bay Co. Paramedic Connects with Family After Near Tragedy

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - For Bay County Firefighter Paramedic, Lt. Isaac Smith, there's a call he responded to on Halloween night, that hits close to home.

"It could've been your kid, versus someone else's," said Smith.

A 5-year-old child, the same age as his, was severely injured, after he was ran over by a trailer during a neighborhood haunted hayride. 

"He kind of knew what was going on, but at the same time, he was hurt, and he knew he was hurt." 

The child was airlifted to Pensacola with upper body trauma and a broken arm. For Smith, and all first responders, their job in that moment, was done. However, Lt. Smith didn't stop thinking about it. He wanted to follow up with the little boy who never got a chance to finish his Halloween.

"A lot of the times we don't get a chance to do that, after a call like that."

Weeks after the incident, he invited the family to the Sandhills fire station and surprised them with a smoked ham for Thanksgiving. He also gifted a remote control car to the young boy

"He drove it around here for an hour and half, couple of hours," said Smith.

It's a rewarding feeling in a field where a happy ending isn't always guaranteed.

"It makes me feel good, because for the fact, that you see him in the worst day of his life, and then you get to see him on the happiest day of his life, being a kid, doing what he's suppose to do."

The young boy made a full recovery and his family was so grateful to Lt. Smith for his kind actions. 

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