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Jul 10, 2014 2:47 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

911 dispatcher gets emergency call about son


MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 911 dispatcher in Northern California was startled during a recent shift when the caller on the other end of the line turned out to be her fiancee reporting that their infant son was choking.

Britney Melchor tells KCRA-TV the dispatcher she was training took the call and wrote down the home address. That's when she realized it was her own son who needed medical attention.

Melchor is a dispatcher in Marysville, a small city about 40 miles north of Sacramento.

Melchor says she initially panicked. But then her training took hold, and she dispatched paramedics to her home.

Her 14-month-old son, Maverick, had swallowed a metal washer, starting the May 27 ordeal.

The boy's father, Robert Kimball, was able to dislodge the washer just as help arrived.

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Information from: KCRA-TV.

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