Lakewood EMS members Matthew Perez and Michael Colwell happened to be in the right place at the right time to save a one-year-old’s life in Lakewood.
On Saturday afternoon, at approximately 5:05 PM, the pair was driving down New Hampshire Avenue when someone in a vehicle in front of them flagged them down, screaming that their child was choking inside the vehicle.
Perez, who has served as an EMT in Ocean County for the last four years, and Colwell who has been been an EMT since December 2016, immediately pulled over and began taking life-saving actions.
They performed several sets of measured back blows, and within a few moments, their efforts were successful and the baby began breathing once again.
The pair managed to stabilize the child, who was then transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune for further treatment, before being released.