Off-duty ISP trooper saves choking 5-year-old

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MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — An off-duty Indiana State Trooper was able to save a choking 5-year-old boy.

Trooper Ben Reason was driving home after K-9 training in Indianapolis when a call came in about an unresponsive boy in a stopped minivan on U.S. 31.

Trooper Reason was in the area and got to the minivan within 30 seconds of the dispatch.

He found the little boy from Georgia being held by his mother. The boy's eyes were rolled back in his head and his jaw was clenched shut and could not be opened. He was also turning blue.

The trooper performed the Heimlich maneuver and was able to get the boy to cough up whatever was lodged in his throat.

The boy was then taken to the hospital, has already been released and is doing well.

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