Brave boy, 5, praised for calling 999 after pregnant mum collapsed at home
By MIRROR | 1 month ago
A heroic five-year-old boy called 999 to tell police "my mummy's fainted" when his pregnant mother collapsed at home.
Quick-thinking Monty Baker raised the alarm when his mother Amber fell unconscious in their living room, leaving him alone with his eight-month-old sister Sylvia.
Audio footage released today shows how the brave little boy calmly told the call operator what has happened.
Monty, who lives near Chichester, West Sussex, even cycled over to his grandparents' house after speaking with the operator to get help.
Sussex Police contact handler Holly Simmons, who took his call, today praised the youngster.
She said: "Monty was so calm and brave and it was easy to keep him talking until officers arrived.
"He gave me his mother's name, his address and he made sure the door was open.
"We talked about his little sister, his lunch at Granny's and he answered my questions on how his mother was and what he had done when she had fainted before.
"He is such a lovely boy and a joy to talk to."
When asked how old he was, Monty proudly stated he was "five and a half".
"I am so proud of him," said his mum Amber following his heroic call. "He is such a blessing and an inspiration to me every day."
Mrs. Baker, 28, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was eight weeks pregnant when she fainted at home.
She added: "He's a very happy, loving, kind and brave little boy.
"I wasn't surprised by how calm he was. He takes everything in his stride. Nothing much bothers him."
To recognise Monty's quick-thinking, officers from Sussex Police surprised him with gifts to celebrate his sixth birthday.
Officers from Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team bought Monty a model police car and other gifts, which Chief Inspector Nick Bowman presented to Monty, along with a special certificate from Chief Constable Jo Shiner.
CC Shiner said: "You have to agree that Monty is quite the hero. We are so impressed at how brave he is and his mum couldn't be more proud.
"Holly did a brilliant job in gathering information from Monty and keeping him calm until help arrived.
And, it was revealed that Monty has previously dialed 999 in an emergency.
CC Shiner added: "It isn't the first time that he has called us, calmly asking for our help."
Father-Daughter love: The words of my father
By CAROLINE OKELLO
Chef-approved Father’s Day recipe
By VIVIANNE WANDERA
The A-Z of Father's Day: Everything you need to know about what really happens on dad's big day
Best things to write in a Father's Day card to make a dad smile
Mothers could be passing down eating disorders to their children
By FAITH BIONGO
Father’s Day: Tips on how you can make this day special for your husband
By LOLITA BUNDE
Victoria’s Secret rebrands, replaces angels with women icons
By PERIS WAMBUGU
Eve picks of the week: Get a humidifier, gel socks
How to craft a personal brand that opens doors for you
By ANNIE AWUOR