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If you heard your teammate have a seizure – would you know what to do? That’s what happened over the weekend when a teenager in the UK had a seizure while playing video games – and his quick thinking teammate who saved his life.
Aidan Jackson was playing games online on January 2nd with Dia Lathoira when he began to feel ill. Not long after stating he didn’t feel well Dia heard Aidan have what sounded like a seizure. When she tried to ask Aidan if he was ok, she received no response.
Fortunately, Dia acted quickly and looked up the phone number of Emergency Services in the UK. She told the Liverpool Echo:
“When he didn’t respond I instantly started to look up the emergency number for the EU,”
After not being able to find the correct number, Dia called a non-emergency number and gave them Aidan’s address.
Meanwhile, Aidan’s parents were downstairs watching TV when paramedics and police showed up at their door. Confused, The Jackson’s questions first-responders who informed them that they were responding to a call about an unresponsive male at this address that had come from America.
Aidan was rushed to the hospital where, fortunately, doctors were able to stabilize him. He’s now at home and going to see a doctor about his seizures. Both Aidan and his family have thanked Dia for saving Aidan’s life.
Gamers are awesome!