Dramatic bodycam footage shows the moment a dedicated police officer saved a baby’s life after the infant choked on a goldfish cracker.
Distraught mother Amanda Zimmerman was filmed handing her 18 month-old son ‘Michael’ MJ over to the cop in Kissimmee, Florida, earlier this month.
She flagged down a passing patrol car after noticing MJ struggling to breathe.
Amanda could be heard screaming: ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ as MJ struggled to breathe.
One of the cops can be heard to say ‘He’s not responding,’ while frantically patting MJ’s back in a bid to dislodge the snack.
Amanda can be seen getting so distressed that another cop takes her a few feet away to let the officer doing CPR concentrate on MJ.
Moments later, the officer and a third cop carefully flip MJ over onto his back, and switch to patting him on the chest while the little boy’s limbs hang limp.Delighted mother welcomes huge 12-pound baby
And their efforts are finally met with success, as MJ gives a gasp and begins to breathe again.
Afterwards, MJ was taken to hospital, where doctors told his relieved mother that he would make a full recovery.
Amanda told WESH: ‘I was just beside myself.
‘Being without oxygen for that long and then just coming out? Ya know, he didn’t miss a beat.’
Amanda says she never imagined MJ would choke on a cracker, and now plans to learn CPR.
She has nicknamed the youngster ‘Miracle Michael,’ and hailed the cops who saved her son’s life, saying: ‘God put’em where they needed to be.’