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Oelwein Police Officer saves life of two year old

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OELWEIN (KWWL) -- An Oelwein mother credits Oelwein Officer Jay Tommasin for saving her two year old's life Tuesday.

The child, Talyn Yearous, was choking on a marble when Officer Tommasin arrived on scene. The child was lethargic and was turning blue. Officer Tommasin assessed the child and then held the child in his arms while performing back blows in an attempt to dislodge the item. After repeated attempts, a marble was dislodged from the child's throat and the child began breathing normal again. The child was later treated and released at Oelwein Mercy Hospital.

The mother of the child, Nicole Pingree, credits the officer for saving the life of her son.  "The officer was so calm and had he not showed up, Talyn would not be here today" said Pingree.

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