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Boy, 6, praised for helping save life of elderly woman after fall

A six-year-old boy has been praised by police and paramedics for saving an elderly woman's life in Rishton.

A six-year-old boy has been praised by police and paramedics for saving an elderly woman's life in Rishton.

Jacob Carr was riding his bicycle along Westwell Avenue when he heard someone shouting for help from a nearby garden.

He immediately ran to tell his mum who dashed to the house and discovered an 82-year-old lady had fallen and broken her hip.

The lady was taken to hospital for surgery and she is now recovering.

Community beat manager PC Dave Render said Jacob was a hero.

He added: "Jacob knew something was wrong and so immediately ran to get his mum. His quick thinking and thought actions have probably saved her life. He is a real hero."

Jacob’s mum Louise Carr described what happened at around 3pm on Saturday, September 29.

She said: "He was on the front riding his bike and I was in the garage. He came pedalling back and said he was worried because he had heard someone shouting for help. He took me to the house and I saw one of my neighbours had fallen in her garden so I quickly called for an ambulance.

"Jacob was brilliant. He even helped the paramedics by getting blankets out of the ambulance. If it hadn’t been for him we would have never known the lady was in trouble. He was very brave and I'm really proud of him."

Ambulance Head of Service Peter Mulcahy said Jacob is a paramedic in the making.

She said: "Jacob is a little hero and a true Paramedic in the making. Lots of children can be quite traumatised when coming across something like this but Jacob did the right thing by keeping calm and getting help."

 

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