TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saved a 1-year-old girl who was choking and unresponsive on the side of Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said on Twitter that Trooper Mathieu had responded to a call about a choking toddler on I-95 near El Portal on Oct. 16.

Dash cam video shows Mathieu arrive at the scene and jump into action, performing a series of back blows until the child regained consciousness.

According to WSVN, the girl was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The Highway Patrol praised Mathieu for his life-saving actions on Twitter over the weekend, calling him a “hero.”

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