Teen Suffers Seizure While Gaming Online And Is Saved By Friend Living On Another Continent
A phone call from a U.S woman to British police has been released, after it saved her teenage friend who had a seizure in his bedroom while gaming and talking to her.
Seventeen-year-old Aidan Jackson Jackson was chatting to his friend Dia Lathore earlier this month, when his health took a turn for the worse.
During Jackson's conversation with Lathore, 20, who lives in the U.S, he had a seizure.
Jackson, who lives in Liverpool, UK has a history of seizures and lives with ADHD and Aspergers. The two have never met in person.
When Jackson became unresponsive, Lathore quickly looked up emergency numbers in the U.K.
"I'm calling from the U.S I'm currently in a call with my friend he had a seizure and he's not responding anymore," a panicked Lathore can be heard telling British emergency authorities.
LISTEN: You can hear the emergency call in the video above
Jackson's parents were watching television downstairs at their home in when two police cars with flashing lights appeared on the street outside, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The police officers informed Caroline, 48, and husband Steve they had received a call from America, informing them someone in the house was very unwell.
"It sounded like he was chocking and crying that was the red flag," Lathora later told the BBC.
Jackson was found in his bedroom, severely disoriented and semi-conscious, and still wearing his headset.
"We are so thankful for what Dia did," Caroline said.
"I'm sure it's not every day that Cheshire emergency services get a phone call all the way from America."
Aidan, who is a college student, was taken to a hospital in an ambulance, and discharged the following day.
It is the second time the teen has had a seizure after an incident last May when he was hospitalised for a week.
"I thank her everyday," Aiden said.
He is awaiting further medical checks to determine the cause of the seizures.
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