A 6-year-old Irvine boy is receiving praise from local authorities after he called 911 when his pregnant mom passed out.
Sawyer Incontro said his mom felt dizzy after “going potty” Wednesday.
“I called again and I didn’t hear her voice, so then I knocked and kept yelling,” he said.
He then called 911, following instructions left on the refrigerator, and remained calm.
“When our firefighter paramedics were walking down the hall toward the apartment he was standing right at the front door, nice and calm, relaxed,” said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. “He had the cellphone to his ear, they said it looked like it was as big as him.”
Sawyer’s mother, Danielle Incontro and her boyfriend taught the boy how to dial 911 and give authorities his address after another similar incident.
It was the second time she collapsed in a few weeks because of a rare blood disorder that causes an abnormally large increase in her heart rate.
“I don’t think he’s your typical 6-year-old. He’s very mature for his age, he’s very responsible,” Incontro said.
“I don’t know what would have happened but he obviously saved the day.”
“I was not surprised when it happened,” Incontro’s boyfriend Warren Ellis said of Sawyer calling 911. “He’s always doing things that seem very adult.”
Incontro was treated and released from a hospital and is doing well after the scare.
Firefighters gave Sawyer a red helmet for his efforts and Irvine Police gave him a challenge coin. He told KTLA he wants to be a doctor or a secret agent when he grows up.