17-year-old Aidan Jackson was saved by his friend who was 5,000 miles away after hearing him suffer from a seizure while playing games online.
The teen was in his room playing video games when he suddenly had a seizure. His friend, 20-year-old Dia Lathora, immediately contacted emergency services from thousands of miles away.
An ambulance arrived at the teen’s house, surprising his parents. His parents knew something was wrong when the ambulance crew and police knocked on their front door and told them they received a call about an unresponsive person in the house.
They immediately ran upstairs to check on their son in his room where he was found ‘disorientated.’
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Caroline Jackson said: “We were at home watching TV and Aidan was upstairs in his room. The next thing we noticed was two police cars outside with flashing lights.
“I assumed they were in the area for another reason and then they ran up to the front door.
“They said there was an unresponsive male at the address. We said we hadn’t called anyone and they said a call had come from America. I immediately went to check on Aidan and found him extremely disorientated.”
The thankful mother added: “We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening.
“Dia had our address but didn’t have any contact numbers, so it was amazing she managed to get help from so far away.
“I’ve spoken to her and expressed our thanks – she’s just glad she could help.
“Aidan is a lot better and hopefully everything is OK when he has his appointment at the hospital but he’s doing well.”
Ms. Lathora told Echo: “I just put my headset back on and I heard what I could only describe as a seizure, so obviously I started to get worried and immediately started asking what was going on and if he was OK.
“When he didn’t respond I instantly started to look up the emergency number for the EU. When that didn’t work I just had to hope the non-emergency would work, it had an option for talking to a real person…and I can’t tell you how quickly I clicked that button.”
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