TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. – St. Petersburg Fire Rescue recognized Treasure Island Fire Rescue Firefighter-Paramedic Troy Turner for his quick actions in providing medical treatment to a choking 9-month-old child at St. Pete Pier.
The incident occurred on June 12 at the Pier’s splash pad.
Turner was visiting the Pier with his family and noticed a distressed mother seeking help with her child.
Turner noticed the mother’s frantic search for help and jumped into action. Seeing that the child was choking on some sort of leaf, Turner had pier security officers call 911 as he began performing maneuvers to clear the airway.
Turner was able to get the leaf out as St. Petersburg Fire Rescue arrived on the scene.
Firefighter-Paramedic Turner’s quick actions helped save the child from choking.
“Thank you for your heroic efforts in saving that child Friregfighter-Medic Turner, and thank you to all of our first responders for the dedication you effortlessly give to our communities each day,” The Free Press.
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