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Lowndes County heroes rescue choking baby

Reported by: Wayne Hereford
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Updated: 4/26/2013 6:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA)-- A Lowndes County baby is in stable condition at a children's hospital in Jackson after nearly choking to death Thursday morning.

Around 8:00 a-m, dispatchers at the Lowndes County E-911 received a call that they will never forget.

"The call came in initially as a woman locked her keys in her car and her 11-month old baby was inside. She requested a deputy to come unlock the vehicle. I gave the call to the S.O. dispatcher. She immediately sent a deputy to come unlock the vehicle," said Heather Cole. 

What follows is a portion of the conversation:

"Ms. Beasely, Ms. Beasely listen to me. Do you have anything that you can break the window with? Okay, break the one furthest from her. I need you to calm down so you can help her," Cole replied. 

The call went out for help, and several Lowndes County Deputies, like Blake Prescott, responded. 

Officers found the baby inside an SUV on Casey Lane. The baby was strapped inside of a car seat fighting for its life.

"Right as I was pulling on the scene, just seconds before, these two deputies got on the scene. We were able to bust the window out and free the child from the car seat," said Lieutenant Clint Sims.

"The child was choking. Myself, and Deputy Collins were about two minutes out. We arrived on the scene and noticed the child inside slumped over the car seat, not moving or anything. We used a batton to bust the front window," said Deputy Blake Prescott.  

"We were able to retrieve the child and perform CPR," replied Lowndes County Deputy Randy Collins.

The CPR worked, and the baby started gasping for air.  

Both dispatchers and law enforcement authorities say the entire incident only took five to seven minutes after the deputies arrived on the scene.
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