Dispatcher mom answers 911 call after her baby chokes on washer

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-09 11:29:30-04

MARYSVILLE, Calif. – When a 14-month-old boy started to choke on a metal he swallowed, the child’s father called 911 for help. The child’s mother, a 911 dispatcher, answered the phone.

“Can you respond to my aid?” Melchor, audibly shaken, could be heard on radio traffic from that day. “My child is choking. Medical is en route.”

Baby Maverick’s father was able to help his son fully swallow the washer before the ambulance arrived, according to a report on