KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A group of Kissimmee police officers are being hailed as heroes after their quick-thinking actions saved a baby who was choking.
The heart-wrenching rescue was captured on body-worn camera and shows Amanda Zimmerman hysterically crying out for help.
Zimmerman said her 1-year-old boy swallowed a Goldfish cracker and started choking.
She said she tried multiple techniques to dislodge the cracker from his airway but said her lifesaving efforts did not work.
“I tried doing it again and at that point, I started freaking out and was telling my sister to call somebody,” Zimmerman said.
In a moment of panic, Zimmerman said she ran outside and called for help.
To her surprise, she spotted a police officer who just happened to be driving by and flagged him down.