Texas Gamer Hears Online UK Teammate Have Seizure, Calls Police
For those of you who think video games promote violence, well that's not always the case. Sometimes they potentially save lives. Oh, and we're talking about real people here.
Danny Hermosillo with the Houston Chronicle reports that Texan Dia Lathora was playing an online game with 17-year-old Aidan Jackson who lives in Widnes, England. The two were chatting when Aidan started to have a seizure on January 2nd.
When Dia didn't get a response from Aidan over the headset, she quickly looked up England's emergency number.
She found the non-emergency number for the Cheshire Police and gave them his address.
You can hear some of the audio provided by BBC Twitter from the emergency call below.
Dia handled the call like a pro. You hear her say she's shaking, but she is calm and informative when speaking to dispatch.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Aidan's parents were watching TV downstairs and surprised to see first responders arrive at their home. They were unaware their son, who's suffered from seizes before, had suffered one that night.
Aidan had a seizure last May and was hospitalized.
"We are so thankful for what Dia did, I'm sure it's not every day that Cheshire emergency services get a phone call all the way from America."
Anyone who plays games online can tell you that you'll meet lifelong friends from around the world, many of whom will have your back in reality. This isn't even the first time people in online gaming parties have helped friends in need and saved lives. Check out the video below for just one awesome example.