BARNSTABLE (CBS) – A police dispatcher helped revive a 9-week-old boy who was choking on Christmas Day on Cape Cod.
Barnstable Police Officer Dennis Stampfl calmly gave instructions to a woman over the phone, who relayed them to the baby’s father, Jonathan Brooks.
“I have a nine week-old infant and he just stopped breathing,” Melanie Campbell, a family friend, said on the 911 call. “He’s like bright blue in the face.”
WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports
Campbell said the baby, Brandon Brooks, had vomited and then choked while he was eating.
“I started to think the worst, she told WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith. “Just stay calm and help them through it… so it’s a good outcome.”
Stampfl told them put the baby face-down on his father’s forearm and to give him five back blows between the shoulder blades. “We are going to try and get the stuff out of his mouth,” Stampfl told Campbell.
“I thought he was dead and there was no changing it, but I wasn’t going to stop,” Brandon’s mom Samantha D’Elia said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones Reports