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Paper boy hailed a hero in Port St Mary

13-year-old Hayden smelled gas at a property on his round

A 13 year old Port St Mary boy is being hailed a hero after his quick thinking prevented a possible explosion at a house in the village.  

Hayden East was carrying out his paper round on for his Mum and Dad at Torden Stores, when he noticed a strong smell of gas coming from a customer's property.

Sensing the potential danger he called out, making sure he didn't switch the lights on do anything that may cause a spark. He told Manx Radio he was worried the house might explode.

The story had a happy ending when the female occupant was safely brought out by the emergency services.

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