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Toddler Saves His Mum’s Life After Phoning 999

Two-year-old Riley Ward may have a limited vocab, but he still managed to alert an ambulance when his mum collapsed at home…

A toddler saved his mum’s life after dialling 999 and alerting an ambulance.

Riley Ward, two, was with his mum Dana Henry when she collapsed on the floor.

His parents had taught him about using the phone to ring 999 and, despite only being able to say a few words, he managed to let the operator know that ‘Mummy's on the floor’ and ‘Mummy's asleep’.

Riley’s actions meant paramedics traced the call and reached the family’s home in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, before rushing Dana for emergency surgery to operate on a blood clot.

Dana, 27, is of course ‘very proud’ of her little boy, who has been given a cuddly paramedic bear by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Riley’s actions meant paramedics traced the call and reached the family’s home

‘I was very poorly, passed out on the floor and Riley dialled 999,’ she told BBC News.

‘It’s just something we’ve always had drilled into us as young children, so it’s something I did with my children. I said about mummy and daddy that if you can’t reach us or get to us and you’re scared, this is the number to call.’

And she added advice for other parents, saying, ‘I can’t stress the importance of parents teaching their child how to dial this number and the meaning of it.’

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