Bronx doctors warn residents about choking hazards and prevention
A 5-year-old Bronx student died Tuesday after choking on a piece of candy. Now Bronx doctors are warning parents about the choking hazards of certain foods. Coralys Cruz, Jocelys Santiago?s mother, says her daughter was running up a flight of stairs to meet her when she suddenly choked on the candy. Cruz says her daughter stopped breathing and a teacher tried to resuscitate her. Santiago was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.The girl's mother and doctors are speaking out hoping to educate parents on dangerous choking hazards. The American Red Cross recommends parents take CPR courses to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Classes are offered in the Bronx every week.