5-year-old Oregon boy called hero after helping save dad's life with 911 call

HERMISTON, OR - A 5-year-old Oregon boy is being called a hero after his quick thinking helped save his dad's life.

Sunday, around 7 a.m. in eastern Oregon, Robert Paget had a stroke while driving down the highway. 

His son, Dax, grabbed his cell phone and was able to unlock it and call his mother, Rachael Bardwell, according to KXLY.com .

"Luckily, Dax was able to call me and I was able to use Spokane 911 to contact Oregon State Police dispatch," said Bardwell.

Dax didn't know their location, so he described what he saw to troopers who were searching the roads.

He told them he saw a train going by, which helped lead troopers to an area of Interstate 84 where the train was visible. 

Within an hour, troopers found Dax and his dad. 

When they arrived Paget was having difficulty speaking and was unable to move the right side of his body. He was also starting to lose consciousness. 

Paget was transported to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Troopers said Dax's role was critical in finding his dad.

Dax's mom said her son wants to be a police officer someday.


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