Young boy honored for saving mom by calling 911

July 6, 2012 1:50:07 PM PDT
A 6-year-old was honored Friday and credited with saving his mom's life by calling 911 after she fainted.

After she fainted, that's when Garv Agarwal sprang into action on Tuesday. The 6-year old picked up the phone and dialed 911.


There are smiles today but 32-year-old Kirti Argawal was suffering from heat exhaustion. Garv admits he was a little scared seeing and hearing his mother in distress, yet he remained calm, answering every question from the police officer on the line.

Garv was honored Friday by White Plains' mayor and police commissioner. Emotion overcoming his mother as she listened to a tape of her son's call.

Garv unlocked the apartment door for emergency workers who rendered aid. Meantime the soon-to-be-first grader sounds almost apologetic for making--what turned out to be the right call.

Garv says he learned all about 911 way back--in preschool. As for the future, he says he wants to be a police officer. He's well on his way.

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