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Cohoes boy saves grandmother from cardiac arrest

August 24, 2019 09:24 PM

When a Cohoes grandmother recently went into cardiac arrest, her grandson sprang into action and made a big difference. 

Two weeks ago, 8-year-old Julian Mellon knew he had to stay calm and call 9-1-1 as quickly as possible.

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"Through my mind, I'm scared... but I was like I can do this, I'm confidant" Julian explained. 

First responders say Julian's efforts made all the difference. He was even able to provide important medical details about his grandmother and assist them when they arrived. 

Julian's family says they're so proud of his quick thinking and ability to stay focused. Cohoes first responders were also impressed by his actions, and awarded him a bike! 

"I was doing my job, but it's all him, for an 8-year-old to recognize the emergency and do the appropriate thing."

Click the video to watch Brooke Selby's full report. 

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