A six-year-old boy saved his gran’s life when he found her lying unconscious on the bedroom floor – by dialling 999 after he copied a TV show.
Little Jack Fradley managed to stay calm after finding Maggie Crossland, 61, out cold on her bedroom floor.
The brave youngster tried to wake his gran up before dialling 999 and asking for an ambulance last Friday morning (22/7).
He even made sure his four-year-old sister Lexie was happily watching television before staying with Maggie until paramedics arrived.
The gran was rushed to hospital where she remains with a severe chest infection and suspected pneumonia.
Yesterday (Wed) hero Jack, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs., said: “I couldn’t wake nana up so I brought Lexie downstairs and put the telly on for her and let the dogs out.
“I went back upstairs to try to wake nana up again but she didn’t get up so I phoned 999 and waited for the ambulance to come.
“I’m very happy she is getting better. I knew when I saw her and couldn’t wake her up I had to call an ambulance.”
Maggie had been babysitting for Jack and Lexie on Thursday (21/7) at her home in Stoke-on-Trent when she started to feel unwell and went to bed.
The gran, who is recovering at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, passed out the following morning and was found by Jack in her bedroom at 9.30am.
He has now been hailed as a “little hero” by his proud parents who said he learned how to dial 999 after watching Good Morning Britain.
Mum Dawn, 35, a support worker at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: “It was horrible for Jack to be in that situation but if he hadn’t been there my mum would probably be dead.
“He saved her life.
“It was only two weeks ago I saw something on the Good Morning Britain and spoke to Jack about what to do in an emergency.
“He obviously paid attention but I never expected him to have to make a call.
“We just want to let people know how important it is for children to know what to do.”
Dad Wayne, 35, a welder, added: “The paramedics told me how well he’d done in phoning for an ambulance and how calm he was when they got to the house.
“Words can’t describe how proud we are of him.
“He saved his nana’s life but not only that he also looked after his little sister.
“Situations like that can be frightening for children, anyone can panic really, and Jack stayed calm and had things under control.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed Jack made the call at 9.34am last Friday morning.
A spokesman said: “Teaching children to react sensibly when an emergency happens is really important, so if one does occur when they are on their own with an adult, what they do could ultimately be lifesaving.”
Staffordshire Police were also called to help the ambulance crew gain access as Jack was unable to unlock the door.
A spokesman for the force said: “We received a call from out colleagues at the ambulance service at 9.46am after concerns were raised about the occupants of a property on Dawlish Drive.”