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VIDEO: Shaker Heights police come to the rescue to save a choking infant in the middle of the street

Posted at 7:59 AM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 07:59:21-04

Shaker Heights police arrived just in time. Officers Alex Oklander and Ryan Sidders stepped out of their cruiser Tuesday morning and rushed into action to save a 2-month-old baby who was choking.

"When you're a parent, and your baby’s choking, you don't think about nothing but saving your baby's life,” said Tamica Pruitte.

"I was hoping all my training would save the baby's life- I was praying,” said Sidders.

Dash camera video shows Oklander and Sidders tapping the two-month old’s back. Eventually, she can be heard gasping for air.

"I can hear air moving,” said Sidders.  "Ok, she's moving air. Ok, she's breathing."

The infant's mother is thankful the officers were there at the right place and at the right time.

"Thank you so much for saving my baby's life," Pruitte said.