On Sunday, Sept. 4, the Shiawassee County Dispatch took a 911 call from Colleen McCorkle. She had her son, Hunter McCorkle, on the phone and that he had called because his father, Craig, had fallen from a deer blind and was badly hurt. The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene as well as Colleen. As officers began to search for the injured man, Hunter made his way from his father to meet deputies and his mother. Hunter then directed the deputies and the Corunna Area Ambulance to his father. This was not an easy task due to having to traverse through a cornfield approximately 100 yards or more. Hunter was also able to provide paramedics with information to aid in treating his father. His father was severely injured and was only able to move his hands and feet and was unable to stand on his own.
Hunter’s father was then transported from the scene by Survival Flight with a severe back injury. “I feel that Hunter McCorkle’s actions on this day saved his father from further injuries,” stated Sgt. Robert Herrick. “Hunter had the presence of mind, after seeing his father fall, to use the phone to call for help. Hunter knew his father was severely injured and knew that he needed to get him help quickly.” Hunter is 13 years old and is an eighth grader at Corunna High School.