An eight-year Ottawa, Canada boy is being heralded as a hero after he rescued an elderly man trapped in the snow, rescuing him, and calling paramedics.
In a tweet, the Ottawa Paramedic Service said Clayton McGuire had spotted the man near his home and immediately told his parents, who called 911.
“The gentleman was almost all covered due to the huge snowfall when Clayton spotted him,” the paramedic service said. “A man, I saw him on the floor. Went to go my mom and dad straight away,” Clayton told CTV News, describing the scene.
I would hope he would not do the same for, say, Justin Trudeau.
Clayton’s dad Joey McGuire said he checked on the man as soon as he was outside.
“I asked the man if he was okay. He seemed like he was hurt; he couldn’t get up, he couldn’t walk, he had no strength at all,” McGuire explained. “Looked like he had been down there for at least 20 minutes, maybe longer, because he was totally covered in snow.”
McGuire says he and his wife brought the man up to their stairs, sat him down and got him a blanket. Clayton made him a hot chocolate while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.
The good news is the man survived. The bad news is he still has to watch the Ottawa Senators.