Wembley schoolboy rewarded for calling 999 after mum collapses

Hasitha Solingage was only five when he called an ambulance

A HEROIC schoolboy has been recognised for his brave actions after he called for an ambulance for his ill mother

Six-year-old Hasitha Solingage of Station Grove, Wembley, calmly dialled 999 when 33-year-old Ayesha Ekanayake called for help after feeling dizzy.

Ms Ekanayake was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with low blood pressure.

Little Hasitha was just five when he made the call in December last year and was invited to the ambulance control centre where he was given a well-deserved certificate.


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London Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Dispatcher Carlo Capelli, who took his call, said: “Hasitha was probably one of the best callers I have ever had and puts most adults to shame. I remember we were laughing because he told me his mum was 73, and in fact she’s 33.”

His proud mother said: “I remember going outside and I suddenly had pain in my back and went dizzy. I called out to Hasitha and luckily he heard me.

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He was really scared, but he did very well and I’m very proud.

“He was very excited about meeting Carlo and seeing the ambulance and couldn’t wait to get back and tell his school friends.”

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