PORTSMOUTH, Va. - When Portsmouth fire crews responded to a call for service in the Craddock section of the city on on January 17, 2021, firefighters say they were uncertain of the outcome. They found a 6-year-old boy unresponsive and not breathing.
According to a news release, the boy was sent to CHKD for treatment. After leaving the hospital, the patient was in critical condition.
Upon learning of the details of the call, it was discovered that the young boy involved in the medical emergency was a family member of an active Portsmouth Fire Captain. The Fire Captain was off duty on the day of the incident, but it was his station and crew that responded to the 911 call.
6-year-old Triston has made a full recovery from the incident, and wanted to thank the crews that saved his life on January 17, 2021. Yesterday, Triston and his family surprised the crew members of Fire Station 11 with a visit and a card.