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California Father Loses Both Legs After Leaping To Shield Family In Freak Snow Blower Accident

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[Warning: Potentially Triggering Content] A California father is now a double amputee after fearlessly saving his family’s life during a horrific skiing incident. Dave Miln and his wife Clare Miln took their young daughters, Isla, 3, and Anna, 1, to ski lessons at Mammoth Mountain in Northern California early in the morning on December 15 for what they believed to be a fun family day trip — but it turned out to be a life-altering tragedy.

In a freak accident, a rogue snow blower came rolling into the kids from out of nowhere. The brave father threw himself over his children in an attempt to prevent them from being sucked into the machine.  Related: Mother & 1-Year-Old Son Mauled To Death In Rare Alaska Polar Bear Attack In a GoFundMe arranged by Tsen Bogan, which you can visit HERE, it was revealed that Dave completely shielded Anna from the machine, but Isla sustained some injuries: Clare was able to get help quickly. Christina Ackerman, the assistant to the chief of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, told People on Monday that officers responded to a call regarding the incident at 9:08 a.m.

that fateful day. The GoFundMe continues: Unfortunately, the protective father was not so lucky to be immediately rushed to the hospital — he was stuck in the machine:  Ultimately, the Australian Defense Force veteran, who had been living in San Diego, lost both of his legs in the horrifying incident:  Such a sacrifice for his children.

You can see a full picture showing Dave in the hospital below — but be advised, the injuries can be pretty upsetting: What a tragedy — but his courageous actions prevented his daughters from sustaining far worse.

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