Deputies save boy from choking.

March 16, 2019

Deputies save boy from choking.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Three Mason County sheriff’s deputies saved a boy from choking Saturday during the 28th annual Family AfFair event at Mason County Central High School. According to Sheriff Kim Cole, Undersheriff Derrek Wilson, and chief deputies Oscar Davila and Kenny VanSickle came to the aid of the young boy whose mother noticed him choking at the sheriff’s office booth at MCC High School gym.

“A piece of candy got lodged in the young boy’s throat,” Cole said. “Chief Dep. Davila started back strikes on the boy while Undersheriff Wilson tried to clear the object and Chief Dep. Vansickle was holding the boy.”

The event featured many human service and health and safety agencies and companies including law enforcement, EMS and fire departments. Cole said Life EMS EMTs and Scottville Fire Department medical first responders were just outside the building and also came to the child’s aid. “The three deputies were able to clear the object and then personnel from Life and SFD took over care. It happened and was over within a couple of minutes and, honestly, not many other people in attendance saw what was going on.

“The little boy and his mom were champions as well. They held themselves together. After EMTs checked him over, he and his mom went on their way. It’s amazing what a great community of first responders we have here in Mason County.”

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