A 5-year-old boy managed to get urgent medical help for his mum after she collapsed at home by calling a telephone number that was on his toy ambulance.
Josh, from Telford, made the call from his home last month when he found his mum lying on the floor after she had slipped into a diabetic coma.
The phone number 112 is the single European emergency number which provides the same purpose as 999.
After Josh was connected to the European emergency operator, he was quickly transferred back to a UK police communications operator.
Josh was able to confirm his address with the police, and the emergency services rushed to his address.
Officers arrived and found the boy and his younger brother in the house stood next to their mother, who was lying unconscious on the floor.
Paramedics arrived shortly after the arrival of the police and were able to provide urgent medical care to Josh’s mother.
Telford local policing commander, Superintendent Jim Baker, said:
“This was an incredible thing for Josh to do, his quick thinking saw him ring the number on his toy ambulance as he was worried about his mum.
“He was very brave and stayed on the line while we were able to get to the family’s home and make sure his mum got medical assistance.
“Josh has already proved he would make a brilliant police officer in the future, hopefully we’ll see him again when he’s old enough as a new recruit!”
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