Staff at the Sawmill in Fort Saskatchewan received kudos for their handling of a tough situation on Saturday (Mar. 10).
At around 7 p.m., a woman came in for dinner with a young boy. The lady then began to have a medical episode.
The woman was disoriented and unable to communicate with staff. The boy was autistic and was also unable to share any key information.
Staff at the Sawmill called the RCMP, who transported the woman to hospital while some staff members remained with the little boy.
"Our staff stayed with him for a large part of the night, until the RCMP eventually transported him to the hospital to be reunited with his mom," said Chelsea Jackson, general manager at the Fort Saskatchewan Sawmill.
Staff coloured with the boy, sang songs and played with toys, according to Jackson.
The boy's mother anonymously thanked staff at Sawmill for the handling of the situation, as well as the RCMP, online.
"We just did what was expected. We deal with children on a daily basis," Jackson said.