Boy, 8, calls 911 after dad collapses

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An eight-year-old Cub Scout from Kansas City, Kan., recently put the group's national motto "Be Prepared" to the test.

Last Tuesday began as an ordinary day for Dane Christensen and his father, Max. But, by late afternoon, Dane's 50-year-old father and landscaper was sitting at his desk about to jump on his computer when he suddenly passed out.

"I don't remember anything, I felt fine," he said. "I evidently came out and hit my head and my shoulders on the floor."

Eight-year-old Dane was home alone with his dad when the third grader saw his father had collapsed.

"It was so scary," Dane said.

The Cub Scout used his dad's cell phone to call 911. While he was crying at first, he later calmed down and told the dispatcher his address.

Emergency responders quickly arrived and immediately treated the disoriented dad.

"It was basically a severe case of heat stroke," Max said.

The lucky father is out of the hospital and back home thanks to his young son, who received an honorary hero award, an EMT helmet and other gifts from emergency responders.

"I'm lucky to have a hero for a son!" Max said.



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