LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, July 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Two civil guards at the Main Post in Morrojable (Fuerteventura) saved the life of a ten-month-old baby who choked when his mother gave him medicine. The facts took place yesterday afternoon, while the boy was with his family enjoying the summer vacation.
Civil guards, in the exercise of their functions in the town of Costa Calma, were alerted by the security of a hotel in the town, indicating that a baby was suffocating. Agents rushed to the scene and found a woman in the hotel lobby very nervous with a baby in her arms as she let slip that her baby was not breathing.
In view of the facts that had occurred, the civil guards began a brief exploration of the baby and observed that he had a bluish color, in addition to body stiffness, stomach swelling and an intense effort to try to breathe without being able to do so.
For all these reasons, the civil guards started the Heimlich manoeuvre, accompanied by a twisting of the baby and a little pressure on the scapula area, causing the minor to expel abundant viscous liquid through the nose and mouth, thus recovering a good tone of the baby. skin and tightness in the stomach area disappeared.
After all the maneuvers carried out by the agents to save the baby’s life, he calmed down again and began to breathe with relative normality, after the minutes of absolute nervousness had passed. This performance was vital in stabilizing the baby and saving its life.
After that, a doctor who was on vacation staying at the hotel showed up at the scene and gave a series of directions until the Canary Islands Emergency Service ambulance finally arrived. The medical services approved the way to proceed by the agents, who also received congratulations from the mother for the work done.