A 7-year-old youngster received plaudits for calling 999 when his mother passed out

A 7-year-old youngster received plaudits for calling 999 when his mother passed out

Police officers have praised a seven-year-old boy for his actions after he dialed 999 to assist his mother who had collapsed. Ronnie-Lee Gray, residing in Tilbury, Essex, made the emergency call when his mother, Becky, became unconscious at their residence earlier this month. This prompt action resulted in an ambulance arriving quickly to the scene.

Becky, who was recovering from surgery and experiencing low blood pressure, received care from hospital accident and emergency (A&E) staff. She expressed gratitude for her son’s actions, with medical staff repeatedly acknowledging his intelligence. Essex Police’s Force Control Room handled the emergency call and arranged for Ronnie to visit his local police station, where he had the opportunity to interact with the police team and learn about their work, including checking out their quad bikes.

Thurrock Engagement Sergeant, Amelia Moore, commented on Ronnie’s impressive response, stating that his actions displayed a level of maturity beyond his years and prevented a potentially worse situation from unfolding.

Ronnie’s mother expressed immense pride in her son’s quick thinking and commended his ability to remain calm while providing accurate details during the emergency call. She recounted a previous incident where he had similarly responded to her health issues and highlighted that he had been taught how to seek help. Ruth Potts, the call handler, and Adam Taylor, supervisor of the Force Control Room, were also recognized for their professionalism in ensuring swift assistance for Ronnie’s mother.

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