CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - The sons of former Broncos player Ed McCaffery are being called heroes after they stepped in to help save the life of a 72-year-old who fell while hiking the Castle Rock trail over the weekend.
Dan Smoker, Sr., 72, was coming down from the top of the rock with his 13-year-old grandson, Eli Smoker, on Saturday when he fell around 25 feet.
According to KDVR, a group of people including Max, Christian, Dylan, and Luke McCaffrey joined together to help get Dan to safety and to comfort Eli.
“Michael Mann, [Christian McCaffrey] and [Max McCaffrey] are great football players, but even better humans. Yesterday, they helped save my dads life after he fell off of Castle Rock,” Dan Smoker, Jr., tweeted. “Because of [them] and a few other amazing folks, my 13-year-old son isn’t telling a story about how he went on a hike with his grandpa and his grandpa died. He’s telling a story of strength, hope, and human goodness.”
Dan was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries and is currently in the ICU.
The McCaffrey brothers did pay the Smokers a visit at the hospital. Christian McCaffrey tweeted:
“I know where Eli gets his strength. Watched Dan Sr. fight with everything he has and I know he will continue to do so! We’re praying for you guys!”