We live in a society where, despite hitches, it is capable of reacting fast enough to save a life, which is the following case.
Policía Nacional officers inside the southern-district precinct in Granada heard a commotion outside and went to investigate. A couple came running up with a clearly unconscious child in the father’s arms..
It was 16.30h on Monday and the child was neither breathing nor had a pulse. Immediately the officers went through the Heimlich manoeuvre in order to clear his respiratory passage. Fortunately, the 9-year-old boy began to breath, albeit shallowly and regained a pulse.
Meanwhile in the police station someone had phoned for a UVI (medicalised) ambulance. Whilst they waited the officers kept the child’s airway clear. The paramedics took 15 minutes to stabilised the boy’s condition so that he could be rushed to hospital, where he was admitted to the ICU.
Hours later the officers contacted the family to find out how the child was and were told that the boy had undergone medical tests but that he was out of danger.
(News: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)