Choking 10-Month-Old Saved by Stranger’s Lifevac Device

November 9, 2021

It was a scary moment at a South Carolina restaurant, when a 10-month-old baby started choking on a piece of pancake. Diners rushed to help the distressed family, but the Heimlich maneuver didn’t work. Salvation came in the form of a man named Major Hillard, who retrieved a device called a Lifevac from his car. Hillard used the Lifevac to try to suction the obstruction from little Gabriel’s mouth. After several plunges of the device, success.

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