One six-year-old daughter saves her dad with a Google search after he yells for help. It was a regular weekday for Kyle Semrau, except his 6-year-old daughter, Macie, refused to go to school. Macie said she missed her dad and wanted to stay home to spend time with him. It was also the one-year anniversary of her grandmother’s death, so Kyle and his wife agreed that she could stay home for the day.
That decision ended up saving Kyle’s life. Kyle had come home from his night job and wasn’t feeling that great. He was having problems with his sinuses and lungs. So, he stayed home with Macie and his 4-year-old son named Caleb while his wife went to work. Later that day, things started to go south and Kyle was having trouble breathing. He was also losing consciousness!
When he realized what was going on, he yelled for assistance, and his daughter came to his aid. Macie took her father’s phone, Googled the Eliot Police Department, and dialed 911. “I pressed this button, typed Eliot Police, and pressed the call button.” “I hate to say it, but I thought he’d die,” Macie admitted. As he yells for help, his 6-year-old daughter saves him with a Google search.
Judy Smith from the Eliot Police Department answered the phone and assisted Macie and Caleb while they waited for the police. “Macie called the cops and I was crying a lot, and then she (Judy) heard me crying on the phone and said it was OK,” Caleb, 4, said. Macie was able to provide all of the necessary information, such as her address.
Her father’s name and age, and she even told her younger brother to lock their dogs in a room upstairs until the cops arrived. Kyle is now recovering from the incident and is grateful for his children’s assistance during the terrifying ordeal. “Extremely impressive all around.” I consider myself extremely fortunate, owing to my daughters and son, as well as the (police) response. “It was lightning fast,” he said.
“If I had to say anything about this entire experience, it would be for everyone to teach children about awareness.” This outcome could have been very different if I hadn’t taught my daughter certain things she wouldn’t learn in school. She is and always will be my hero.” Congratulations, Macie, on saving the day! Her quick problem-solving abilities came in handy when her father needed her the most.