AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The man credited for saving the life of an Aurora teen is being called a hero.

The boy was walking through a field on Friday afternoon near East Alameda and the Aurora Towne Center with two girls when he was hit.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

After the strike the boy was lying on the ground and the girls ran to the road and asked someone to call 911.

Brian Walker rushed to the boy’s aid after being flagged down by another driver.

He drove right onto the field and then began giving the teen CPR before paramedics arrived and took the boy to the hospital.

The field near the bus stop where the lightning strike happened  (credit: CBS)

The field near the bus stop where the lightning strike happened (credit: CBS)

“It was just like that,” said Walker, describing his decision to provide immediate medical assistance. “I didn’t even hesitate. … I just drove right up to where he was.”

The teen’s clothes were burned off him, according to an emergency call to 911, and he appeared lifeless.

“He was face down when we first got there and I felt for a pulse and I thought I might have felt for a pulse but it might have been my own adrenaline,” Walker said.

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Walker said he then used a emergency lifesaving technique that he learned in high school when he was on a swim team.

“I just hope that what I did might have helped.”

Walker says he’s thankful for being in the right place at the right time, but he doesn’t consider his actions heroic.

“He and his family are probably going through a lot right now, and my prayers and thoughts are with them and that’s all I really care about,” he said.

The boy’s condition at University Hospital is not available due to medical privacy laws.


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