THE actions of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy to get help for his grandfather, who had collapsed to the floor at home, have been praised by police.
Noah ran to the station to get help on Tuesday, November 6 about 4pm when he was unable to call emergency services for an ambulance.
A mobile phone at the home had run out of battery, forcing Noah to go to the Cleveland police station to get help.
Noah has been commended for his bravery by police, who have since encouraged all parents to teach their children how to be helped during an emergency.
A Cleveland police spokesperson said Noah had left his six-year-old brother and hurt grandfather at home to get help.
He ran to the station, carefully explaining to police what had happened.
“He said he didn’t know what to do but to go to the police station,” the spokesperson said.
“Noah’s quick thinking in running to the police station to ask for help showed bravery and a level of maturity outstanding of his age.”
Two officers went with Noah to his home, where they found his grandfather was on the ground, bleeding from his right arm.
“He had taken a decent fall,” the spokesperson said.
“At this point in time, his daughter had come home and phoned Queensland Ambulance Service. We administered first aid … until QAS arrived.”
Cleveland station Constable Steph Randolph described Noah’s actions as commendable.
“He was clear and concise with explaining the situation to police, resulting in police being able to provide prompt emergency assistance,” she said.
“The quick thinking from Noah was a brave and commendable action.”
Constable Randolph encouraged all parents to teach their children how to be helped during an emergency.
Children who knew their home address and how to dial Triple Zero (000) could be helped quickly by emergency serivces.
Always dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.