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Sarasota, Florida - A young child is safe, thanks to the quick actions of two Sarasota police officers.

Officers Dominic Harris and Steven Fergus were on patrol Wednesday when they noticed several women holding an 11-month old baby upside down. They stopped and were told the toddler was choking on a chicken bone.

While Fergus called for help, Harris began performing the Heimlich maneuver on the baby, to dislodge the bone.

The child began to breathe again, but not very well, so Harris continued the Heimlich while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

The infant was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. Police say the baby --whose first birthday is Thursday -- remains in the hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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