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Compton deputy saves 18-month-old baby's life

December 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Compton sheriff's deputy saved the life of an 18-month-old baby who had stopped breathing.The Compton's sheriff's station got a 911 call on Thursday of a child not breathing on the 2000 block of East Alondra Boulevard.

The deputy found that there was something possibly stuck in the infant's throat.

He carefully turned the baby over and hit him several times on the back to dislodge whatever was in there.

The child then spit up what appeared to be mucus and began to cry.

"It looked a little scary for a minute, but once little Eduardo started crying, we knew he was going to be OK," said Dep. Barry Poltorak.

Paramedics took the baby to a local hospital for further evaluation, but he's going to be OK.


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