Suffolk officers save choking baby in Coram
Two Suffolk County police officers saved a choking baby at a Coram home on Monday.
They say when they arrived at the scene, the 1-month-old infant was choking on a piece of candy and having difficulty breathing.
Officers Peter Laub and Patrick Hanley say they applied back slaps and used a finger sweep technique to clear the child's airway.
"After the candy was dislodged, you know the sound you always want to hear is the baby started to cry, so once we heard that we knew we did have an open airway and the baby was going to be OK," Hanley says.
The baby was taken to a hospital to be checked out and is OK.