Southern River: WA Police traffic officers save choking boy

Zac and his mother reunited with Traffic Enforcement Group officers.
Zac and his mother reunited with Traffic Enforcement Group officers.

WA traffic police are used to high-stakes emergency situations, but the one that confronted them on Thursday January 11 was something else.

Just after 9.20pm, a 000 call was received from a home in Southern River with reports a child was choking on a grape.

Traffic Enforcement Group officers were the closest emergency responders, and they arrived to find 18-month old Zac Wali floppy and lifeless.

Senior Constable Daniel Pryce was able to dislodge part of the grape.

Senior Constable Pryce, constable Nik Bergant and acting sergeant John Hennah, with the aid of a neighbour who was an off duty emergency doctor, were able to perform CPR.

Shortly after an ambulance arrived but it is believed Zac was not breathing for seven minutes.

However, thanks to the quick work of the officers, he has since made a full recovery and visited the them this week.

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