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N.C. child survives tree crashing onto his bed

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A close call for a NC boy when a tree crashes into his home and barely misses him

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:59am

A close call for a North Carolina boy!

The child survived a harrowingly close encounter with a lightning strike and a falling tree.

“Angels looking after us,” said aunt, De'Empress Graves.

For this family, that's the only explanation

"Three inches over. He'd be gone," said grandfather, Bryan Graves.

The damage may be massive, but the graves' are counting their blessings starting with six-year-old Devante.

"I was in my room and the lightening hit me on my shoulder," Devante explained.

It was around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, when a gust of wind sent this giant tree through their roof.

"It hit so hard, it just boom. It shook the whole house," Bryan Graves explained.

And into the six-year-old's room, as he sat on his bed, playing video games.

"The tree limb went through his room, inches from him on the bed. God just blessed him," Bryan said.

"I cried because it hit this (shoulder)" Devante explained.

Luckily this tough guy only walked away with a few bruises.

"Now he's like oh I wasn't scared, but I think he was, We all were," explained Devante’s aunt, De'Empress Graves.

But they realize this story could have ended a lot differently.

"You can't take life for granted," De’Empress said.

Mooresville, North Carolina’s Fire Rescue responded to the home after the tree fell.

It also crashed on top of a vehicle next to the home.

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