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Local boy praised for helping to save injured elderly woman – and he is only six!


 PoliceThe actions of a six year old boy have been praised by the police and paramedics after his quick thinking helped an injured elderly lady who had broken her hip.

Jacob Carr was riding his bicycle along Westwell Avenue, Rishton, around 3pm on Saturday 29 September, when he heard someone shouting for help from a nearby garden.

Jacob immediately ran to tell his mum who ran to the address 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.

Police have visited the young boy and thanked him for saving the lady’s life.

Community beat manager PC Dave Render said: “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 added: “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 Im really proud of him.”

Ambulance Head of Service, Peter Mulcahy 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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