Police officer dislodges 2 cents from choking baby’s throat

Paramedics gave more on-scene treatment

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers have revived a 1-year-old child — after removing a couple of pennies from the baby’s throat.

Lowell Police Capt. Thomas Kennedy said Sunday the officers were sent to a third-floor apartment on Worthen Street on Saturday afternoon after a report that a child wasn’t breathing.

Officers Chad Collins and James Faye found the weeping mother holding the baby.

Collins gave the baby anti-choking back-blows, and a penny came out. As the officer checked for more obstructions, the child began choking again. He gave the back-blows again, and the second penny came loose.

Kennedy said paramedics gave more on-scene treatment and took the child to Lowell General Hospital as a precaution.

Copyright 2015 Associated Press

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