South Carolina Police Officer Saves Choking Infant

A police officer in Belton, South Carolina, helped save a choking infant on October 6.

Corporal Derrall Foster from the Belton Police Department came to the aid of four-month-old Maryelle Lanning after she began choking on Tylenol her mother had given her.

Bodycam footage of the incident, which happened at 403 Green Street, shows the officer performing the Heimlich maneuver modified for infants, tapping the baby on the back multiple times to dislodge the medicine and open the airway.

After a few taps she started to breathe by herself again.

The baby was then taken to the hospital for further evaluation, police said. Credit: Belton Police Department via Storyful