A quick-thinking four-year-old has been hailed a 'superhero' after springing into action when his mother collapsed at home.
Bradley Bowes dialled 999 and described to the operator how his mother, Claire Wilson, was unresponsive after falling unconscious and collapsing on the living room of her Darlington home.
Miss Wilson suffers from mobility issues and adhesions which cause her internal organs to stick together and it was the severe pain from the condition that rendered her unconscious.
Thankfully, Bradley knew what to do and he dialled 999 immediately, passing on vital information to the operator and making sure the front door was open for the paramedics.
An emergency car and ambulance arrived a short time later and Miss Wilson went on to spend five days in hospital undergoing tests and treatment.
She said: “I’m really proud of what Bradley did and he’s proud of himself too because we have made a big thing about how good his actions were.
“He was the talk of the whole ward.”
Bradley’s school also recognised his actions by awarding him a ‘Real Life Super Hero’ certificate which is displayed in the school foyer for all to see.
Miss Wilson said: “I bought him a toy and his dad took him to Toy’s R Us because we wanted to make sure that he knew he had done a good thing.
“I tried to drill it into him what he should do if anything like that happened, but to be honest I didn’t expect that he would do what he’d been told because usually he doesn’t listen to me!”