Child uses Facetime to get emergency help for his mom - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Child uses Facetime to get emergency help for his mom

A two-year-old is being hailed a hero for saving his mother's life.

But it wasn't a call to 9-1-1 that helped save the day, the toddler tapped into his mother's iPhone and used her Facetime app to contact help.

Panic started to set in when Laura Toone said she desperately needed paramedics, but couldn't dial 911.

"I begged my daughters to call 911 and they're 4 and they were quite afraid to even touch the phone because it was covered in my own blood from me trying to call 911," Toone said.

Toone said a foster dog she cared for attacked one of her own dogs. When she tried to break it up, the dog bit part of her finger almost clean off.

She continued to lose blood and right when she thought she was going to pass out...

"Here comes my son from the kitchen bringing me our dish towel and he wiped off the blood himself and proceeded to call my friend on Facetime," Toone said

Two-year-old Bentley didn't know how to call 911, but he knew how to Facetime.

In fact, he face times Toone's friend, Connie Guerrero, so often, she usually just ignores it.

"Something inside of me just told me that I needed to answer this face time. All I could see was his little forehead and I said "hi Bentley" and it was quiet for a little bit and then I hear Laura screaming," Guerrero said.

From there, help was called. Bentley even unlocked the door for firefighters. 

Toone said she is so thankful for her little hero,

CNN © 2013 Cable News Network.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Brandon: Storms chance back by Wednesday

    Brandon: Storms chance back by Wednesday

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:03 AM EST2018-02-19 11:03:31 GMT

    Are you ready for some warmth? We had a quick taste of the nice weather on Sunday and there is plenty more of that over the next week

    More >>

    Are you ready for some warmth? We had a quick taste of the nice weather on Sunday and there is plenty more of that over the next week

    More >>
  • 4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-16 21:45:50 GMT
    Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>
  • 2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-16 20:29:54 GMT

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly