Moment five-month-old boy is almost killed when a tree crashes through the roof and debris rains down over his crib in Louisiana
- A baby monitor captured the moment a tree crashed into the roof of Courtney and Kale Buchholtz’s home in Prairieville, Louisiana, last Friday
- Their five-month-old son Cannon is seen being shaken awake by a loud noise followed by debris raining down on him
- The parents said they are grateful the boy was left uninjured
- A massive tree with a four foot trunk sliced the house in half and left their home with gaping holes on their roof, leaving their home ‘unlivable’
- ‘I am so thankful that our lives were spared tonight,’ Courtney said on Facebook
A baby monitor captured the terrifying moment a tree crashed into a Louisiana home causing debris to rain on a five-month-old boy in his crib.
Courtney and Kale Buchholtz say they are grateful their son Cannon was unharmed when a storm caused a tree to fall through their Prairieville home last Friday, leaving the roof seriously damaged.
Video recorded by the baby monitor over Cannon’s crib shows him being shaken awake by a loud noise followed by debris showering down on him.
A baby monitor captured the terrifying moment a tree crashed into a Louisiana home causing debris to rain on five-month-old boy Cannon Buchholtz in his crib
Video shows Cannon being shaken awake by a loud noise followed by debris showering down
Cannon’s mom Courtney runs into the room and carries her baby to safety, crying: ‘Oh my god! oh my god’
‘All of a sudden it sounded like a loud thunder, stuff was coming off the walls,’ Kale, who was in the living room with his wife at the time, told WBRZ.
The startled baby begins to cry until his mother Courtney runs into the room and carries him to safety while exclaiming: ‘Oh my god! oh my god!’
Miraculously, Cannon was uninjured.
Courtney had just put Cannon to sleep two minutes earlier and when the parents heard the loud noise the couple initially believed a window had broken in their baby’s room.
But when they rounded the corner on the way to the bedroom they saw a tree inside the hallway.
The Buchholtz’s were able to more clearly assess the damage the following morning when they saw that a massive tree with a four-foot trunk sliced the house in half and left their home with gaping holes on their roof.
‘The night it happened I had, you know, three or four neighbors throughout the neighborhood show up that I’d never even met before that all live in the back and just showed up, asking what they could do to help,’ Kale said.
‘It took two days for it to set in, we were both in shock,’ he added.
His wife Courtney posted about the ordeal on Facebook, saying the family had actually gone through something similar in 2016, when their Denham Springs home was damaged by flooding.
Courtney had just put Cannon to sleep two minutes before the tree crashed into the house
A large tree split the Buchholtz’s Prairieville home in half following a storm on Friday
The roof of the Buchholtz’s Prairieville home collapse after a large tree crashed into it Friday
‘Running to get my baby under debris was one of the scariest things I’ve ever experienced,’ she posted. ‘We are okay and safe at my cousin’s house—our house, however, is unlivable right now. Trying to remember that all of our material things (once again) can be replaced. We did it once in 2016.. we’ll do it again.’
She said she is feeling ‘defeated,’ but thanked her neighbors and friends for showing up for her family.
The couple and their child are currently staying with family while they contact their insurance company to get repairs on the home started, CBS 21 reported.
‘I am so thankful that our lives were spared tonight,’ Courtney wrote on Facebook. ‘Our nightly bedtime prayers absolutely worked… Holding my sweet babe tight right now & counting my blessings.’
Kale Buchholtz holds five-month-old Cannon, who was unharmed in the incident
The Buchholtz’s contacted their insurance company to get repairs on the home started