A hero three-year-old boy saved his mum’s life after she fell down stairs – when he dialled 999 and told the operator: “My mummy has hurt herself”.
Quick-thinking Taylor Price grabbed mum Chloe’s mobile phone after he saw her lying unconscious in the hallway.
The 21-year-old mum tumbled down the stairs at their home in Foleshill, Coventry, on June 23 this year.
After failing to get a response from his mum – and even trying to feed her marmite on toast – Taylor remembered his granddad’s advice to dial 999 in case of an emergency.
Incredibly, Taylor managed to get through to a police operator and explained what had happened.
West Midlands Police released the telephone recording of Taylor’s life-saving 999 call.
He can be heard telling the operator: “Hello, my mummy has hurt herself. She is by the stairs.”
The phone call then cut out but the emergency services were able to trace the call and paramedics and police were called.
When emergency crews arrived Taylor continued to stay calm and even managed to fetch a key and unlock the front door.
Luckily, despite falling from the top of the stairs Chloe made a full recovery and last weekend Taylor was rewarded for his quick actions with a bravery certificate.
He was also given a tour of his local police station and made an honorary PC for the day.
Response officer PC Claudette Jordan and her colleague PC Sarah Wheatcroft were the first officers to attend the scene.
PC Jordan said: “We couldn’t believe it when the paramedics told us that Taylor had found the front door keys and unlocked the door to let them in.
“He was so calm and composed; he’s such an absolute credit to his mum and family.”
The impressed officers invited Taylor and his proud mum to the station for a VIP visit – presenting him with a special award when he arrived.
Talking during her visit to the station with Taylor and his grandparents, Chloe said: “I don’t know what I’d have done without him, he was so brave.
“Only a few weeks ago his granddad had taught him how to call 999 if there was ever an emergency.
“The ambulance crew told me that Taylor had even tried to feed me some marmite and toast, which I’d just made him for his breakfast, to try and get me to wake up.
“He turns four this month and I don’t know many children his age who’d know what to do to get help.
“I can’t explain just how proud we are of him.”
Presenting the award, Chief Superintendent Andy Nicholson, said: “We wanted Taylor to get the recognition he deserves.
“This visit was a way for us to personally say a special well done for his commendable actions.
“He’s a testament to his family and a shining example to other youngsters of what to do in an emergency.
“We were all honoured to meet him and he’s welcome to come back and visit us at any time.”