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Dispatcher, two others honored for saving choking baby

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YARMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - A dispatcher and two others who helped to save a Yarmouth baby’s life were honored for their efforts.

It all began when little Giovanni started choking last month. Rachelle Jessop, a dispatcher, helped to keep two people calm as the baby struggled to breathe.

Jessop instructed the people on the other end of the phone to put Giovanni on his back, tilt his head upward and start administering CPR.

"He had gone blue and purple and unresponsive and his arms were limp and she helped keep the situation calm, until he started making his little baby noises again,” said Emily Pazakis, the baby’s aunt.

Jessop said that she was just doing her job.

"It was definitely a team effort. I had people on the other end of the phone that did an excellent job, and I have wonderful guys that I work with every day that support me and you know, do this stuff all the time,” Jessop said.

She held the baby she helped to save and felt a surge of happiness.

"This is incredible. This is second best only to holding my own kids."

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