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Waymart CO Saves Choking Inmate

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February 21, 2022 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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During breakfast in SCI Waymart’s Forensic Treatment Center on Feb. 8, an inmate began choking on his food. Corrections Officer Walter Gombita quickly identified that the individual was in serious distress and intervened by administering the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the obstruction.

Gombita's quick response helped save  the inmate’s life. The inmate was very appreciative and made a nice thank you card for Officer Gombita.

A person holding a thank-you note

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