Pharmacist comes to the rescue of choking child

2014-02-26 00:00

A MOTHER and her two-year-old son who choked on a large sweet while they were at Scottburgh Mall were very fortunate to get help from a local pharmacist.

Jaco Senekal, who works at the Clicks Pharmacy, quickly rushed to their aid.

His prompt application of the Heimlich manoeuvre had the sweet rolling on the floor and the child gasping at the influx of air.

“He appeared not to be breathing when I started the treatment, but the air lock broke as the sweet exited, and he was upset but conscious,” said Senekal.

Senekal, who has been a pharmacist for 13 years, said in all the excitement he did not find out the name of his little patient or the boy’s mother.

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