By Danielle Kutchel
A choking baby was saved by the boys in blue this week, in a case of right place, right time for everyone.
First Constable Luke Bull, an officer in the Dandenong Frontline Tactical Unit, said he and his partner First Constable Callum Nathan were flagged down on Plunkett Road on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 May by a distressed mother who was holding her baby.
“The baby was visibly purple in the face and struggling to breathe,” Mr Bull said.
He and his partner leaped into action, with Mr Nathan performing back taps on the child and Mr Bull calling an ambulance.
It was a whirlwind 90 seconds, and fortunately the baby spat out a mouthful of cucumber and began to breathe normally again.
“It went quickly but it’s lucky we were there,” Mr Bull said.
“It’s good to go home knowing you’ve helped a young mum and her baby.”