Ohio Woman Helped Despite Odd 911 Call

One wrong digit placed her call to Denver.


 
 

| Friday, February 3, 2012


CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman called the wrong number when she was experiencing a medical attack but still found help a couple of time zones away.

Seventy-year-old Loretta Smith felt her right side go numb and fell to the floor at her home in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls last weekend.

She tells multiple news outlets she was able to grab the phone with her left hand and thought she was calling her son. Instead, she was one digit off and reached a man in the Denver area who was originally from northeast Ohio and had kept the same number after he moved.

Smith told 28-year-old Kenny Crater that she thought she was having a stroke, and he called 911 on her behalf. She says Crater saved her life.



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