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Gamer having seizure saved by online friend 5,000 miles away

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Gamer having seizure saved by online friend 5,000 miles away

A teenage player in Widnes who had a seizure in his bedroom unbeknownst to his parents was rescued when his friend called the police 8,000 miles away in Texas.

Aidan Jackson, 17, told Sky News he "felt a little funny" and turned the microphone to the bed where he planned to lie down – but had a seizure.

Day Lethora, 20, an online Texas Aidan player, realized what was happening and contacted the emergency services.

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Day Lethora called emergency services 8,000 miles away

"Hi, I'm calling from the US, I'm currently on a call with my friend. He has had a seizure and is no longer answering.

"I have his address and he lives in Widnes, Cheshire," said Lethora, before apologizing, "I'm sorry, I'm shaking."

While the police and ambulance were dispatched, Aidan's parents were downstairs not knowing what was going on.

"The first time we knew, two police cars came in front," said Aidan's mother, Caroline Jackson. "We saw that they were going somewhere else and so they started going our way."

Gamer having seizure saved by online friend 5,000 miles away

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Caroline was shocked that no one below realized what was happening to Aidan.

Police told Jackson they had received reports from a man who did not respond at the residence.

She replied that no one at the address had made any calls, but police said the call about a possible seizure came from America.

They ran up the stairs to find Aidan, who only remembered lying in his bed: "The next thing I knew was that I was waking up with the police and parents in my room, saying I had a seizure."

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Aidan said he thanked Dia repeatedly for his help.

He added that when he was in the hospital, he used his mother's tablet to thank Mrs. Lethora "at least five, ten times for that – thank you whenever I see her."

Aidan had already suffered a seizure by May 2019, and the 17-year-old is awaiting a new consultation following the most recent incident.

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