Published September 25, 2017
A California sheriff’s deputy was reunited with the 3-year-old boy he saved from choking on a piece of candy while the two were dining at the same restaurant. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Carrasco was off-duty and dining with his own family last month when he saw Nathan Lopez struggling at a nearby table, Fox 11 reported.
Carrasco rushed over to Lopez and began hitting his back, eventually dislodging a piece of candy that was stuck in the boy’s throat.
“Nathan’s mother Jackie said she and her husband felt helpless when Nathan was choking,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post. “She said there was no doubt Deputy Carrasco saved Nathan’s life and he is their Hero!”
On Aug. 15, the pair reunited at the police station for a photo.