Boy, 5, calls number written on toy ambulance after finding mum unconscious



The young boy, Josh, was praised for being brave and staying on the line while help was arranged.
A five-year-old boy has been praised for his quick thinking after he called the number on his toy ambulance when his mum fell into a diabetic coma.

The young boy, named Josh, called 112 when his mum became unconscious in Telford last month.

Calling 112, the single European emergency number, is the same as calling 999 and it works in countries around the European Union.

Josh spoke to an operator who sent police officers to his home.

They found Josh and his younger brother with their mother, who was lying unconscious on the ground, before she was treated by paramedics.


West Mercia 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 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."
Following the incident, Josh was shown around his local police station by officers.

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