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Deputy Performs Lifesaving Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Inmate

In the early morning hours of September 9, 2020, Orange County Central Women’s Jail deputies responded to the activation of an emergency call button within a housing area. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 35 year old female inmate was suffering from a medical problem.

Deputies assessed the victim, who was unable to verbally respond. Deputies determined she was choking and swiftly went into action. Deputies assisted the victim to her feet and performed the Heimlich maneuver multiple times until an object became dislodged and the victim was able to breathe and talk again. Deputies escorted the victim to the medical dispensary where she underwent additional treatment by Correctional Health Services and is expected to fully recover.

We commend Central Women’s Jail deputies for their swift actions in performing these lifesaving measures.