Dax Paget saved his dad's life by guiding emergency workers to their location. PHOTO: Oregon State Police
Dax Paget of Oregon saved his dad’s life after his father, Richard Paget, had a stroke while the two of them were driving down an Oregon highway. Dax called his mother, who called 911. The police tried to locate Dax and his father using the cell signal, but they could only get their location to a 15 mile radius. The police tried to speak to Richard, but his speech was garbled. Finally, little Dax took the phone. Oregon State Police spokesperson Gregg Hastings picks up the story:
"The trooper who was on the phone with the boy said he was very calm and he was very helpful. He answered all of the questions that the trooper asked and gave descriptive details to help them have a general idea of where they needed to go and look."
Oregon State Trooper Joseph Dezso, who spoke to Dax on the phone, told ABC News that Dax “immediately started talking to me about where they were and what was going on. He started leading us in the right direction."
The crucial detail that Dax provided was that there was a train going by. That narrowed the search to a three mile stretch of highway, and medical help arrived shortly after to save Richard Paget.
"I don't have kids, but when I do I hope they turn out like Dax," Dezso said. "He is a super brave, super intelligent little man. I really applaud him for what he did."