EL PORTAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Heart-stopping video captured the moments a Florida Highway Patrol trooper rushed to save a 1-year-old girl who had been choking on the side of Interstate 95 near El Portal in Miami-Dade County.
The dashcam footage showed FHP Trooper Mathieu as he was flagged down to help the victim, Oct. 16.
The toddler was unconscious by the time Mathieu arrived.
The child’s family and a good Samaritan, who had an anti-choking device, had pulled over to the side of the highway to get her help.
The trooper jumped into action, performing a series of back blows, until the girl regained consciousness.
Paramedics later transported the toddler to a nearby hospital. Family members joined her in the back of the ambulance.
It remains unclear how long the girl was unresponsive.
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