Video shows California Highway Patrol agents save choking baby on cherry
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A dashcam captured the moment officers rescued a 6-month-old choking on a cherry from a car along the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles’ Woodland Hills neighborhood, officials said Monday .
California Highway Patrol officers received a call about the choking baby and quickly found the car on the right shoulder of the freeway.
One of the officers, who is a licensed paramedic, picked up the child and slapped her back until the cherry dislodged her airway and the infant began to breathe normally.
The officer then stayed with the family to watch the child and keep them calm until an ambulance arrived. The baby was taken to hospital for evaluation and is expected to be fine, officials said.
“CHP officers come from different walks of life, from different walks of life and have unique skills,” the agency said on Instagram. “CHP officers receive annual emergency medical response training to ensure they are prepared to respond to medical emergencies in the field. “
The CHP has warned that cherries are a choking hazard for children this young.
the Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention lists the following foods as posing a choking hazard for children 6 to 12 months: uncut grapes, berries, cherries, cherry tomatoes and melon balls, raisins, whole pieces of canned fruit, whole cooked corn kernels or raw, whole or chopped nuts and other food.