WATCH: Arkansas police officer saves choking toddler in dramatic dashcam video

Dashcam captures police officer saving choking toddler

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas police officer is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a choking toddler Sunday night, authorities said.

According to KARK and KTHV, Little Rock police Officer James Phillips, a seven-year veteran of the department, was among the officers who checked on an SUV that suddenly stopped near Rebsamen Park.

When he discovered that a nearly 2-year-old boy inside the vehicle was choking, he sprang into action, pulling the child out of the SUV and using a Heimlich technique to dislodge a piece of candy from the toddler’s airway, the news outlets reported.

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Dashcam footage captured the dramatic rescue, including the moment that the child began breathing and returned to his parents, according to KARK.

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