Who is Caden Cotnoir? New Hampshire boy, 13, saves 12-year-old's life 800 miles away after ATV crash on TikTok

'I’d just like to thank him for everything that he’s done,' Trent Jarrett from West Virginia told New Hampshire-based Caden Cotnoir


                            Who is Caden Cotnoir? New Hampshire boy, 13, saves 12-year-old's life 800 miles away after ATV crash on TikTok
Trent Jarrett's quad bike crashed while he was doing a live on TikTok (Getty Images, Representational)

Caden Cotnoir, a teenager from New Hampshire, was just another of Trent Jarett's TikTok followers till a few days ago. But, now, 12-year-old Trent will be grateful to Caden for saving his life, despite being 800 miles away. 

Recently, Caden was watching a TikTok live stream of Trent riding his ATV quad bike in West Virginia. Suddenly, the video went awry and soon Trent could be heard yelling out a phone number. Using his presence of mind, Caden sensed something was wrong and helped dial the phone number, following which Trent was rescued by his family soon after the accident.

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Who is Caden Cotnoir?

Thirteen-year-old Caden Cotnoir hails from Wilmington, New Hampshire. He is passionate about fishing, hunting, and four-wheeling - hobbies he shares with TikTok user Trent Jarett, who is one year younger than him. 

According to WMUR, Caden follows Trent on TikTok and enjoys watching his videos. Recently, he spotted the unusual interruption during Trent's live stream of riding his four-wheeler quad bike. He figured there might have been an accident. 

A screenshot from Trent's TikTok live stream of quad bike riding (TikTok/Trent Jarrett)

"All of a sudden his phone goes kind of blank, you can see a little bit of light and you can just hear him yelling for help," Caden told WMUR. 

He sat through the confusion and chaos of the live stream as he could hear Trent calling out a number, which happened to be the phone number to his grandparent's house. Soon, Caden connected with Trent's family who rushed to the spot and found Trent trapped under his ATV. They managed to lift the ATV off of him and rescue him within twenty minutes. Trent suffered from some cuts and bruises. 

Caden's stepfather Matt Currier, who is the chief of Gilmanton police, told WMUR, "He did was he was supposed to do and got the right people and it worked out. It was an Easter miracle."

On Monday, April 5, 2021, the two TikTok users and new friends met for the first time through a Zoom call. "I’d just like to thank him for everything that he’s done,” Trent said. 

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