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Visitor Saved From Choking To Death

Catoctin Mountain Park

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Rangers learned of a choking incident involving a handicapped camper at Camp Greentop on Sunday, August 5th.  The camper was choking on a meatball.  An EMT from the Department of Navy was on scene with suction and oxygen and the camp nurse was delivering abdominal thrusts when rangers arrived. The patient was severely cyanotic. with deteriorating vital signs.  Local ambulance personnel manually removed the meatball and the camper began breathing.  He returned to camp two days later.



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