Human Interest 15-Year-Old Boy Rescues Younger Brother After Tree Falls on Him at Ind. Campsite: 'So Thankful' Robert Sanchez suffered a broken arm during the incident but credits his older brother, Neithan Morales, for making sure nothing worse happened By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for nearly five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 22, 2021 05:41 PM Share Tweet Pin Email An 8-year-old boy has his older brother to thank for saving his life after a tree fell on top of him during a Father's Day camping trip in Indiana. Denise Sanchez said she was enjoying an early Father's Day celebration with her family and five kids at Lieber State Recreation Area in Cloverdale when the incident happened on Saturday, according to CW affiliate WISH-TV. As Sanchez was using the restroom, a tree fell on their campsite and, unbeknownst to the mom of five, hit her 8-year-old son Robert, the outlet reported. "I thought I was like, so crazy," Robert recalled to WISH-TV. "My arm was hurting so bad." Realizing that his younger brother was trapped, Neithan Morales quickly jumped into action and rushed towards the tree to help free Robert from its heavy limbs. "I [saw] the tree and then I [saw] Robert just sitting there and ran after him," Morales, 15, explained to WISH-TV. 1-Year-Old Boy Who Was Being Held by His Father Dies After Tree Falls on Them: 'Devastating' Though Sanchez did not witness the incident, she told the outlet that she felt the impact of the tree hitting the ground and came out of the bathroom to several people rushing towards her family. "The force, the thump, was so loud that I couldn't believe it. I was pretty far from there, and you could feel it," Sanchez, who lives in Indianapolis, recalled to WISH-TV. "All the people from the campsites around were running toward us, and there was this humongous tree on the ground." Following Morales' heroic rescue, Robert was transported by the local fire department to Riley Hospital for Children, where he was treated for a broken arm, the outlet reported. "The Putnamville Fire Department was amazing," Sanchez explained to WISH-TV. "They kept him contained the whole way there." Added Robert: "I thought it was cool because I talked with them for a little bit... I was saying, 'Did you ever deal with kids like that?'" RELATED VIDEO: 15-Year-Old Girl Dies After Tree Falls on Her While She Was on a Hammock Now at home recovering, Robert said he is incredibly grateful to his older brother for intervening and ensuring that nothing worse happened. "I was so thankful because if he didn't do it, I'd be crushed," Robert told WISH-TV. As for Sanchez, she hopes the incident will serve as a reminder to others about how precious life truly is. "That storm [on Saturday night] was huge. The wind was hard. Most of the tents had flooded, but I didn't expect it to fall the next day," she explained to the outlet. "Camping can be so fun and, in a moment's notice, anything can change." "Nothing could have prevented it," she added. "I'd say being prepared for a problem is best especially in an area with no cell service."