Eight Year Old Plymouth Hero

An eight year boy from Plymouth has been described as a 'hero' after going to his mum's rescue when she collapsed at home after suffering an epileptic attack.

Nathan Morris made his mum Laura safe before calmly dialling 999, answering questions on her medical history and the directing ambulance crews to their house.

The brain condition affects one in every 131 people and causes seizures and convulsions.

These can last for 30 seconds or five minutes.

Laura - Nathan's mum




Heart has been given permission by the South Western Ambulance Trust and Laura to play the call - we have deleted some personal information.

Nathan's 999 emergency call




Paramedic Belinda McMenamie, of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: "Nathan was brilliant, calm precise, organised, level headed and able to answer all our questions.

"I see a lot of adults who don't react that way in an emergency - Nathan was impressive."

CLICK HERE: For more information teaching children what to do in an emergency.

CLICK HERE: More advice if your child needs to call 999

Comments (1)

  • mandy keating

    Thursday, 31 March 2011 20:36

    Nathan was amazing in the way he conducted himself, being able to answer all the questions asked. He remained calm throughout the 999 call and did exactly as i asked of him. i dont think he realises the severity of his mum's condition and how brave and courageous he was.When old enough to fully appreciate he should be very proud of himiself and his mummy for teaching him exactly what to do.

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