Man credits Christian McCaffrey with helping to save his father's life
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By Tim Weaver

Christian McCaffrey and his brothers helped a man survive a potentially fatal climbing accident in Castle Rock, Colorado, according to an account by Nick Kosmider at the Denver Post.

McCaffrey was part of a group that helped stabilize the man and get him to the hospital for emergency services after a devastating fall.

Max, Christian and Dylan McCaffrey. . . were among a group of hikers Saturday who came to the aid of 72-year-old Dan Smoker Sr., who fell from the top of Castle Rock while hiking with his grandson, Eli. “Looking back on this whole picture, I’m very confident that this group of folks saved my dad’s life,” Smoker said. “We’re indebted to all of those folks.”

The senior Smoker suffered nine broken ribs, a broken neck, leg and pelvis but is expected to recover.

Smoker’s son Dan shared a photo on Twitter of his son Eli with the McCaffreys after the incident, thanking them for their help.

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