Police in Cheshire in the UK have revealed the moment they were told a teenager had suffered a seizure - by his online gaming friend more than 8,000 kilometres away.
17-year-old Aidan Jackson fell ill last week, while he was chatting to 20-year-old Dia Lathora from Texas.
Thanks to the American gamer's quick thinking, three officers were sent to his home.
Liverpool Echo reports that Aidan's parents - who were downstairs watching TV - then rushed upstairs to discover their son having a seizure.
Aidan was taken to hospital for tests, before being discharged the following day.
Cheshire Police have described the 999 call they received as 'incredible', and have released a recording of it:
Listen to the incredible 999 call made from over 5,000 miles away, that resulted in three of our officers rushing to help in #Widnes after a teenager had become unwell 👇 SOUND ON 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/J8EpcJYAU3
— Cheshire Police (@cheshirepolice) January 10, 2020
Aidan's mother Caroline told BBC: "We are extremely thankful for what Dia did and shocked that we could be downstairs and not know anything was happening.
"Aidan is a lot better and hopefully everything is OK when he has his appointment at the hospital but he's doing well."