Police officers save choking infant in Central Falls
By News Staff
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) – Two police officers saved an infant from choking Wednesday afternoon in Central Falls.
Central Falls Police said Officers Nicholas DiCarlo and Sergio Rivera were on a routine call on Dexter Street just before 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when they were approached by a Spanish-speaking male who told Officer Rivera his grandson was choking at a Hunt Street address.
Officers Rivera and DiCarlo rushed to the Hunt Street address provided to them, where Officer Rivera located an infant that was not breathing.
The officers initiated emergency lifesaving first aid and were able to clear the infant’s airway, after which the infant began breathing on his own.
The infant was transported along with his mother to Hasbro Children’s Hospital as a precautionary measure.
“But for the swift actions of these officers, and their calmness under pressure, the infant may have suffocated” said Central Falls Police Colonel James J. Mendonca. “I’m proud of the work my officers perform each and every day, and this is just one illustration of the extraordinary work that is performed.”
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