|Published:||Apr 13, 2010 9:41 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 13, 2010 9:41 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It was a life saving call and a dispatcher was credited with saving a young boy's life.
The 6-year-old boy was choking to death. Thankfully, the 911 operator was able to talk a caller through the steps of CPR.
Tuesday, the operator and the boy meet for the first time.
When Catherine Duque went to work November 8th, it wasn't like most days... because that day, she saved the live of Rudy Martinez.
"I was just saying, 'Oh my God, I hope this little boy makes it.' It was a tragedy that had a happy ending - a happy story.
Rudy's neck got caught in a rope hanging from a tree and he also had a sucker in his mouth. His face was blue and he wasn't breathing. That's when his aunt, Sylvia Faz, called 911.
Operator: Okay, let's start CPR, okay?
Caller: Come on, please breathe baby.
Operator: Give him 2 breaths and 30 pumps. 2 breaths and 30 pumps.
Caller: Come on baby.
Rudy was in the hospital for three days... and Tuesday, he met the woman who helped save his life.
To recognize actions like Duque's, Collier County is naming this week 'National Telecommunications Week.'
"She did a really good job because my baby just had his next birthday, 7-years-old. He could've ended life at 6, but just turned 7 in March."
Duque said this was one of the most memorable calls she has taken... and little Rudy's family couldn't be happier.
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