Like every new trend, the online gaming culture has been enthusiastically accepted by some people and frowned upon by others. While some people are earning crores of rupees by playing games online others are unhealthily addicted to it. The pros and cons of the online community are endless and it is you who decides how you want to use it.
Recently, a teenager in the United Kingdom was busy playing an online game when he had a sudden seizure. 17-year-old Aidan Jackson was talking to his gamer friend in the United States when he had a fit, reports BBC News.
Dia Lathora, who was sitting 5,000 miles away from her friend, heard his distress call. She tried getting a response from Aidan but was unable to do so. As she didn’t have his contact information, she immediately sprang into action and alerted the UK police about the situation.
The cops rushed to his house and informed his parents, who were unaware of the happenings. “We were at home watching TV and Aidan was upstairs in his room and the next thing we noticed was two police cars outside with flashing lights.” Caroline Jackson, Aidan’s mother, was quoted saying by Hindustan Times.
The police told them that they had received a call about an extremely disoriented male. His parents, who hadn’t made the call, at once checked upon their son and luckily saved him on time. “We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening,” Caroline was quoted saying. “I’ve spoken to her and expressed our thanks, she’s just glad she could help.”
Aidan is much better now. Dia’s quick thinking saved her friend’s life. We applaud Dia’s presence of mind and her prompt action.