Quick-thinking boy, 8, makes heroic 911 call for collapsed dad

Tony Caprio embraces son Benjamin, 8, in the kitchen of their home in Oshawa Monday, March 31,...

Tony Caprio embraces son Benjamin, 8, in the kitchen of their home in Oshawa Monday, March 31, 2014. The son called 911 when he saw his father having a seizure while making dinner on Sunday. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

OSHAWA, Ont. -- Benjamin Caprio was playing the video game Skylanders in his home living room when he heard a thud in the kitchen.

It was the sound of the eight-year-old's father, Tony, hitting the floor in the middle of a severe seizure.

The quick-thinking Grade 3 student didn't waste any time in following the instructions his mother Lori had drilled into him for the past two years.

He immediately dialled 911.

"My dad is having a seizure," he told the operator.


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