‘He’s my little hero,’ says grandfather after health emergency

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Hughie Sutherland isn’t sure what would have happened if his grandson hadn’t called 911 yesterday, but he’s sure glad he didn’t have to find out.

“He’s my little hero,” the Springville man said Friday, a day after his grandson came to his rescue after he went into diabetic shock.

“He just knew what to do,” Sutherland said.

Sutherland doesn’t remember anything from the time he went unconscious until the time he woke up with paramedics over him and RCMP, EHS and the local fire department in his yard.

It was during that time that his 10-year-old grandson did everything he could to get help.

Aidan Kinnaird said he had gone to his grandfather’s after school and had a piece of cake. He offered his grandfather some but he declined, so the boy went to use the computer for a while.

“When I got off, I seen him unconscious,” Kinnaird said.

He went to a nearby house but no one was there, so he called 911 and told the dispatcher there what had happened, bringing the help his grandfather needed.

Sutherland says he feels bad for putting the boy through what he did.

“It was just unreal, I just couldn’t sleep at all last night.”

But Kinnaird is just glad that everything worked out.

“I feel good that I helped him.”

Organizations: RCMP

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  • Ashley
    September 14, 2013 - 03:11

    Way to go, young man! You should be so proud of yourself. And Grandpa, don't blame yourself. Just be proud that you have such a calm and heroic young man in your life for a grandson.