CLEARFIELD -- Ten-year-old Lindsay Christensen knew that she needed to act quickly when she found her mom in a life-threatening situation.
Her mother had been bathing when she had a seizure, and she had ended up in the tub with her face down in water. Lindsay responded to the sound she heard and quickly drained the water from the tub so her mother wouldn't drown.
She then called her grandparents and 911. Lindsay answered all the medical questions asked by EMS.
When EMS arrived, they found her mother had hit her head on the faucet of the tub and bit her tongue severely. She was treated and released from Davis Hospital.
This quick-thinking and heroic action is what is earning Lindsay praise not just from her family, but from local officials as well.
"She came to the rescue," said Interim City Manager Adam Lenhard. "She responded well in an emergency."
Her uncle Chad Cox nominated her for the Hometown Hero award for the life-saving skills she demonstrated during the home emergency.
"I would like to recognize Lindsay for her heroic efforts in saving her mother's life," Cox wrote in his nomination. "It takes an amazing person to step up and do what she did."
Cox said that the family has worked with her from a young age to recognize what situations require making a call to 911. He explained that when Lindsay and her mother lived with him and his parents, the family would throw out situations that would warrant and not warrant a 911 call.
"We would throw out something petty and laugh," he said. "Then we would talk about something serious, and she would realize that she would need to call for that situation."
Cox said he is impressed with what his niece did.
"She is an amazing little girl," he said. "She is willing to help anyone she can. She is always getting citizenship awards in school for helping her teacher."
Lindsay was recently honored by the city council. The members presented her with the recognition during their regularly scheduled meeting.