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Body cam footage shows Ohio police officers save choking baby

An image from the police video shows a 2-month-old Tyra Pruitte is assisted by the police in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

(Shaker Heights Police)

Body cam footage shows two police officers in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the rescue of a choking baby, as the mother of the vehicle is stopped in the middle of the traffic.

The police on Tuesday saw the mother Tamica Pruitte the vehicle with its hazard warning lights flashing, and pulled behind the back, reports said.

“We saw a woman leaving the car, walk to the passenger behind the door and seem to be in some distress,” Officer Ryan Sidders told Fox 8 Cleveland.

Officer Alex Oklander said he saw the 2-month-old baby Tyra in the back seat was not breathing.

“The baby had what appeared to be milk coming out of her mouth and nose,” Oklander said. “When we administered the back to blows.”

After a number of attempts, the baby’s airway was cleared.

Sidders is a four-year-officer, and Oklander, which has been on the police force for only a few weeks, said his experiences as a father of four, helped him to react quickly.

“Having children, I’ve actually had to do that with my own children,” Oklander told WKYC-TV.

Pruitte told the channel Tyra was born early and has lung problems that made her susceptible to choking.

“If you’re a parent, and your baby’s choking, don’t you think about anything else than saving your baby’s life,” she said.

Sidders said he was “just thankful that everyone went home today safe,” and that he and his partner “saved lives.”

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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