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Child Recognized For Saving Father's Life By Calling 911 in Tazewell County

Child Recognized For Saving Father's Life By Calling 911 in Tazewell County

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A nine year old boy is hailed a hero after taking measures to save his father.  The child dialed 911 after his father became unresponsive.  During the 911 call, Timothy Dale said, "I just want to get the ambulance down here."  Tazewell County 911 Dispatcher Amanda Davis said, "What do you have going on there?"  Dale said, "My dad won't check his blood sugar.  He fell asleep a second ago."  Davis said, "Can you wake him up?"  "He's awake and I keep telling him to check his blood sugar but he won't he's barely talking to me too," said Dale

Dale said he was trying to stay calm.  The call came from his home in North Tazewell on April 20, 2015.  Dale's father, David Dale, said " I'm a type one diabetic.  His father's blood sugar dropped dangerously low to the point where he became unresponsive.  His father said he's pretty much a zombie when that happens.  Dale was able to give the dispatchers his address and a description of his home.  He also gave his mother and father's full name and where his mother worked while trying to wake his Dad.  

Davis said, "I was blown away by his maturity and his calmness in the situation where most children would have been very upset."

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Dale thought his parents were taking him out to eat during school.  He was actually in for a big surprise.  Dale received a certificate from Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputies for his actions while his third grade class was present. 

Dale said, "I'm not a hero, I'm just a little kid."  The call lasted about 20 minutes. 

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