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Cushing Man Rescues Dad, Searches For Others In Quake-Damaged Building

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Immediately following the 5.0-magnitude earthquake Sunday night in Cushing, Ty Bullock thought of his dad was staying on the second floor of Cimarron Tower.

“I called him and he was screaming that he couldn’t see,” said Bullock, who rushed down to help out his father.

He passed the brick and block that had fallen seven stories to the sidewalk and went inside the downtown building.

Once his father was safely out of the building that had no power, Bullock and his son went back inside to help others.

“When I walked in I could hear people screaming in the halls,” said Bullock. “It was kind of scary because a lot of disabled people live there.”

Armed with a flashlight, Bullock and his son went door-to-door and guided at least a dozen people to safety.

The two made it all the way to the sixth floor before emergency crews arrived and took over.

“If it wasn't me, somebody would have helped my dad down there. So I thought the thing to do would be to make sure people were getting out,” said Bullock.

Bullock’s father is now recovering at a hospital. Meanwhile, the assistant high school football coach gets relief from the earthquake aftermath.

Cushing High School will host a football playoff game on Friday.

Due to the earthquake, there was no school at Cushing High School but there was football practice.

“What better way to get your mind off of it than a little football practice,” he said.

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