Florida toddler becomes a hero after accidentally calling 911

by Jenny Mount · Feb 23rd, 2021 3:37 pm
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Last Updated Feb 24th, 2021 at 3:42 pm

A Florida toddler is being called a hero after accidentally calling 911 during his father's medical emergency.

Hernando County Deputy Nathan Kent said that the child "tried typing the password [on his father's cell phone] and it had 30 attempts that was the wrong password. It was probably accidental that he hit the button."

Authorities discovered a naked toddler roaming around the apartment's parking lot when they arrived on the scene.

"Having a kid myself, I was more concerned, 'Hey, why is there an unsupervised kid?' And that's when I started looking around, and I saw the apartment complex door open with a bunch of kid toys," said Kent.

Kent entered the home to find the child's father unconscious. After Kent began emergency rescue attempts, the man began breathing on his own.

"That's when fire rescue walked in and saw everything, so I just thought, 'Let me try to keep the kid calm so this isn't very tragic for him'," Kent said.

The father was rushed to a nearby hospital where the staff advised that he was having a medical episode but would make a full recovery.


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