Off-duty deputy saves choking child

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:45 AM.

Murnan scooped up the young boy – Murnan believed he recognized the brother, who called the boy “Angel” and who willingly turned the boy over to Murnan’s care.

“He just said, ‘Look, help my brother,’” Murnan said.

Murnan put the boy in a modified Heimlich, arm across his abdomen, the boy’s head down, and did five thrusts.

After several thrusts the boy began to spit up wood debris used on the park walkways and began to breathe.    

Murnan rolled him over and continued with one or two more compressions.

The boy went into a bit of a seizure – “Your brain basically rebooting itself,” Murnan said – and began to breathe on his own and gain his color back as the ambulance arrived.


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