A JOURNAL paperboy helped save a man’s life after hearing his desperate cries for help whilst on his rounds.
Dean Davies, 16, was delivering papers with his friend, Kieron Gibney, nine, when they heard shouting coming from a building on Windsor Street.
When responding to the man’s cries, the boys were shocked to hear he was lying on his bathroom floor after falling out of the shower and quickly dialled 999.
Dean said: “We heard shouts coming from the building so I called out to find out if he was okay. He asked me to ring his number but I had no credit. I was able to ring an ambulance and I told Kieran to keep speaking to him whilst I went for help.
“I rushed to get the neighbour. The man who had fallen shouted out that we needed a security pin so Kieran remembered the numbers so we could obtain the keys.
“When we had the keys, both the neighbour and I tried to get in but the door was stiff. Eventually I kicked the bottom the door and it flew open. I told Kieran to wait for the ambulance with the neighbour incase he got scared.”
Dean located the man in the bathroom and comforted him until the paramedics arrived.
“I put towel around him as he had nothing on since he fell out the shower earlier that morning. I believe he had been there for over eight hours. I had to hold his hand because he was in shock. He was so grateful and thankful to us.
“After that the ambulance came and we left it there and left him in safe hands.”
Dean’s mother, Ms Harding, added: “It is how we brought our children up. We’ve said well done to Dean and given him plenty of praise. It is how we have brought all our children up to behave in these types of situations.”