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Life Saving Incident

April 29, 2019
New York
Sullivan County

A new Sullivan County deputy sheriff saved the life of a choking man at a restaurant. Deputy Sheriffs Matthew Robbins and Justin McFadden were eating around 1 a.m. at the 24/7 Bistro at Resorts World Catskills in the Town of Thompson on April 29, when they learned of a fellow patron who was choking, according to a news release from Undersheriff Eric Chaboty on Friday. While McFadden alerted medical personnel, Robbins performed the Heimlich maneuver on the man, who had slumped over and passed out, the news release said. Robbins dislodged the food and the man started breathing again. He was evaluated by emergency medical personnel and declined additional aid, police said. Robbins is one of five new deputy sheriffs who graduated from the Orange County Police Academy in March. McFadden is his field training officer.

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