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'Modest hero' rescues pensioner after fall

The quick thinking-actions of a Solihull paper boy who rushed to the aid of a pensioner after she had fallen at home, have been hailed as heroic

Damon Josko
Damon Josko

The quick thinking-actions of a Solihull paper boy who rushed to the aid of a pensioner after she had fallen at home, have been hailed as heroic.

Damon Josko, aged 15, tended to the elderly woman after he heard her cries for help while delivering the Sunday papers in Olton.

The army cadet, who had only been doing his paper round for a matter of weeks, used his first aid training on the stricken woman and called for an ambulance.

"As I pushed the paper through the door, I could hear the lady screaming for help," the Lyndon School pupil told us.

"I tried the door and luckily it was open. I went in and saw her on the floor, holding her knees. She said she couldn't feel her legs and she seemed confused."

Damon, of Campden Green, who had learned basic first aid in the cadets, called the ambulance and sat with the woman until they arrived.

"I did some checks, for head injuries for example and got her a blanket because she said she was cold," he said.

"I sat with her and kept talking to her until the ambulance arrived."

Damon's actions have been praised by his proud family, his school and even the local policing team.

"I am proud but to me its just something that anyone should do. I think it is really important to learn first aid because you can find yourselves in these situations and if you dont know what to do, you cant help them."

The pensioner is now back at home and regularly greets Damon on his paper round.

Caroline Sheldon, communications manager at Lyndon School, added: "We are all extremely proud of what Damon has done.

"He is very modest and does not want to be seen as a hero but he has been amazing.

"Damon's actions prove that young people are not what they are often portrayed to be in the media. The majority are just like Damon - genuine and decent people."

 

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