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Teen girls lift 3,000-pound tractor to save dad

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   April 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM

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When Jeff Smith's tractor flipped over and pinned him to the ground, the Lebanon, Ore. resident began screaming for help, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported Sunday.

His two daughters, 16-year-old Hannah and 14-year-old Haylee, came running when heard their father's cries, and managed to summon enough strength to lift Smith's 3,000-pound tractor high enough so that he could squeeze his chest out.

"We just kind of braced ourselves on the tire and just lifted it up," Hannah told KPTV.

"I don't know how I lifted it, it was just so heavy," she added. "And I could feel it, I could just feel all the weight. But we just did it. We both did."

“If these two hadn’t have been here to hear me,” Smith said, “they saved my life.”

With Smith's arm still stuck under the machine, the girls called a neighbor who brought his own tractor to pull Smith free.

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