A TECH-SAVVY girl of two used her digital skills to raise the alarm after her mother collapsed.
Sophia Mizen grabbed 28-year-old Samantha’s phone and held it to her stricken parent’s hand to activate fingerprint recognition.
She then made a video call to her gran and showed her ‘mummy’ was lying unconscious.
The drama unfolded after Ms Mizen was struck down with gastroenteritis in the kitchen at their home in Poole, Dorset. As she fell, she hit her head and was knocked out cold.
At first Sophia thought her mum was playing and jumped on her back. But when she realised there was something wrong she grabbed the mobile from a table. She put the fingerprint sensor under Ms Mizen’s hand to unlock it before opening up Facebook messenger and clicking on her grandmother’s face to video call her.
Luckily, gran Debbie Baker, who lives in Herefordshire, picked up the call and asked Sophia where mummy was. The youngster replied that she was ‘poorly’, so Ms Baker asked her to show her on the phone.
She pointed the camera at her mother lying on the floor and Ms Baker, 50, dialled 999. Her grandmother also called Sophia’s dad Nathan, who had left for work 30 minutes earlier. He in turn alerted a relative, who lives nearby and went to the house to wait with Sophia and her brothers, Ethan, four, and Finley, one, for an ambulance to take their mother to hospital.
In the meantime, Sophia and Ethan had got a blanket and pillow for their mother.
Ms Mizen, a nurse at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, said she had spoken to Ethan about how to call for help in an emergency — ‘but clearly Sophia was listening too’. She added: ‘She was amazing. I dread to think what would have happened had she not unlocked my phone.’