Six-year-old calls 911, saves grandmother

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:15pm
Staff reports

A 6-year-old Franklin boy may have saved his grandmother’s life when he recognized something was medically wrong with her and called 911 early Wednesday.

The boy saw that his grandmother couldn’t get out of bed after experiencing what Franklin police called an “unexpected, incapacitating medical emergency” just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. He then called 911, and emergency responders were dispatched.

The unidentified grandmother was rushed to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition Thursday morning.

Franklin police reminded citizens of the importance of teaching children, even very young ones, when and how to use a phone to call for help in an emergency. 

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