Local Game Officer Called a Hero, Again

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officer from Panama City is being credited with saving the life of a small child while he was on vacation.

Donald Jenkins and his family were at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia when he came across lifeguards that were trying to do the adult Heimlich maneuver on a little girl, but it wasn't working.

She was limp and turning blue when Officer Jenkins quickly took the girl, put her head over his left arm and gave four quick hits to her back. Immediately, a small piece of candy popped out as the girl gasped for air.

It’s not the first time he's been able to save a life. In 1990 he was at a Panama City Beach fast food restaurant when a man began choking. He performed the Heimlich maneuver and save the man's life.

Twice he's been called a hero.


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