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Boys save dad's life

Brothers praised for their actions

Their dad, March Le-fey, had a seizure caused by low blood sugar at the family home in Whipton, Exeter. He had collapsed, was unconscious, and needed urgent medical help. 

Six-year-old, Isaac, called for help from his nine-year-old brother, Elliot who dialled 999. 

Elliot told South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) 999 Call Handler Lucy Frith exactly what was wrong. 

The boys and their family made a special visit to the SWASFT Control Centre in Exeter on Thursday 31 January to be formally acknowledged for their actions.

Elliot said: “Issac came sprinting up the stairs. It was scary, but I knew I had to call 999.” 

March, who has regular seizures, said: “I can’t remember the incident, but I became aware of what had happened when I came round. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of the boys. They were so brave; they were phenomenal.” 

Elliot wrote a letter to SWASFT on behalf of him and Isaac thanking staff for “saving” their dad.  

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