Two-year-old Savannah MacCullum gives her hero, Cody Barnicoat, 10, a big hug for saving her life on the weekend.
Two-year-old Savannah MacCullum gives her hero, Cody Barnicoat, 10, a big hug for saving her life on the weekend.

Quick-thinking Cody saves tot

WHILE other children ignored an unconscious little girl on the jumping castle, young Cody Barnicoat knew something was wrong.

Savannah MacCallum was having an epileptic fit when the switched-on 10-year-old swooped her up and carried her to safety.

Yesterday Savannah's mum Jodie hailed Cody a hero saying her little girl might have died if it weren't for his quick reaction.

Cody said he knew that Savannah, whom he had never met, was in the middle of a seizure because of his cousin's severe epilepsy.

“I was jumping on the jumping castle and went up the slide and back down,” he said.

“When I went down again I saw a little girl at the bottom and all the kids were sliding down past her and hitting her.

“I saw she was having a seizure because my cousin is like that.

“I picked her up and got her off and yelled for help.”

Cody, who attends Bouldercombe Primary School, said he handed Savannah to the jumping castle supervisor, who notified Mrs MacCallum, and she was right outside.

Savannah has suffered from epilepsy since she was three months old.

Mrs MacCallum said Savannah's epilepsy was temperature-related and was triggered when she became too hot or too cold.

She said if she remained in a fit for too long she could have died or suffered serious brain damage.

Mrs MacCallum was so grateful yesterday that she presented Cody with a $50 gift voucher from Toys R Us.

She recounted the actions of Savannah's rescuer in Thursday's Morning Bulletin, and called for the lad to come forward.

Cody's mum Kellie said she was proud of her son, but was not surprised, as he often did acts of kindness.

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