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Off-Duty Police Officer Saves a Woman From Choking

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A 70 year old northern Michigan woman is alive because an off-duty police officer rushed to save her.

The woman was choking in Reed City at a nursing home facility earlier this month.

According to her caretaker, Loretta Windquist was drinking hot chocolate when one of the marshmallows became lodged in her throat.

Two of the caretakers performed the heimlich and called 9-1-1.

That's when officer Brian Koschmider heard the call and decided to go help.

He performed CPR and kept her alive until paramedics arrived.

Loretta spent several days in the hospital but has fully recovered.

The Reed City Police Chief will present Officer Koschmider the life saving medal tonight.

Loretta and her family will be there.