10-year-old helps save mother after platform collapses at parkour gym

Posted at 8:09 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 09:49:21-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Nearly two dozen children were hurt over the weekend after a platform collapsed at a San Diego indoor parkour gym.

One of the people hurt said her 10-year-old son was one of her rescuers.

It was kid’s night out, so most parents dropped their kids off. Julie Blair hadn’t been to the gym, so she stayed to make sure her son Ian was safe.

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“I love him so much, and I'm lucky to have him, and I'm glad that we're okay,” said Blair. 

Julie can’t seem to hold Ian enough after terror shattered a night of fun. “They were having pizza, I was talking to the other mom, and it happened so fast. All of a sudden I heard a cracking sound and we just plunged to the ground.”

Police and firefighters carried one scared child after another out of the building after the platform collapsed.

Parent’s received frantic phone calls and scrambled to find their children.

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But it was Ian who rushed to his mom’s side. “Her head was against the wall and I thought if that falls that's going to hit her neck. So I’m like mom, get up, get up.”

Ian says he then started clearing the wood and the blood-stained glass. "I said, I'm fine, I'm fine, nothing happened to me. I was more concerned with my mom instead of myself because I love her and stuff.”

"He just said I didn't want you to worry about me because I knew you were so hurt,” said Blair.