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Audio has been released of an eight-year-old Sydney boy successfully reviving his unconscious mother while following the advice of a Triple Zero operator.
Braydon Thomas has been presented with a bravery award after saving his mother’s life in December 2011.
The Leumeah boy was dropped back home after attending a Christmas party to find his mother Kelly Gawthorne lying unconscious on the bathroom floor, not breathing.
“I didn’t know if she was tired so she’d laid on the floor,” Braydon told Nine News.
“She doesn’t like her toes being touched so I touched her toes but she still didn’t wake up.”
Braydon called his father who rang Triple Zero as he made his way to the home.
As Braydon waited for paramedics to arrive, ambulance operator Marianne Phillips called him to talk him through CPR.
After his father arrived, Braydon then relayed instructions from Ms Phillips until she began breathing and regained consciousness.
Braydon was presented with the Ambulance Star Award in front of his classmates at Leumeah Public School in Sydney’s southwest earlier today.
Sources: Nine News, Ambulance Service of NSW
Author: Nick Pearson, Approving editor: Matthew Henry
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