Baby saved from choking on chip (+video)

McDonald's staff stepped up and saved a baby from choking on a chip.
Photo / File
McDonald's staff stepped up and saved a baby from choking on a chip. Photo / File

It is a moment which shows every parent's worse nightmare.

As parents Tevita and Glory are sitting with their one-year-old child in a Sydney McDonald's outlet, she suddenly begins to choke on a chip.

The youngster stops breathing, resulting in the worried mum and dad rushing to the counter of the Sydney restaurant to try and get assistance from staff.

A number of staff members and customers gathered around trying to help.

With Nevaeh lying on the counter of the fast food shop, people rub her back energetically in order to try and dislodge the chip.

Her mum can be seen crying in horror as her little girl battles for life.

In another image taken from CCTV footage one person holds his ear close to the girl to see if she is breathing.

Restaurant manager James Hatcher told Channel Nine's A Current Affair programme that when he started trying to dislodge the chip, 14-month-old Nevaeh was already turning blue.

He told how her distraught mum was shouting: "Save my baby, she's choking, she's not breathing."

Emergency staff gave instructions over the phone to some of the McDonald's staff members. A customer in the drive-through section of the restaurant also left her car to help.

Customer Naomi Donovan said: 'At the time I grabbed her she was limp, really limp, going blue she wasn't breathing.

'She's in my hands, I'm staring at her parents screaming and crying.'

The youngster eventually started breathing again after three long minutes for the parents.

Hospital staff said she had suffered from a seizure which had caused her to choke. She was kept in hospital overnight but released the following day.

The incident, which happened last month, led to the McDonald's staff receiving an award.


- Daily Mail

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