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Lineworker uses emergency training to save choking child


It’s not every day you get an opportunity to help save a life, but that’s exactly what happened to Jacob Crawford and a co-worker as they were leaving a job in Tangipahoa Parish.

On Friday, May 27, the lineworkers were traveling along the roadway when they noticed something unusual: A car stopped abruptly and a woman exited to retrieve a child from the back seat.

After realizing the woman was trying to help a choking child, Crawford parked and rushed towards them. The woman handed the child to Crawford, and without hesitation, the lineworker’s training kicked in. He performed the Heimlich maneuver and was able to dislodge an object from the child’s throat.

“I held the baby up and gave her a huge hug and then gave her back to her mom, and then we all hugged,” Crawford said. “To be able to use the training I’ve received at Entergy and with the Army National Guard to help someone like that, it was the best feeling in the world.”

“Jacob went above and beyond what was expected of him that day in late May, and we are incredibly proud of what he did to help another and commend him on his dedication to practicing our company’s values and serving his community,” said John Hawkins, vice president of reliability for Entergy in Louisiana.

Phoebe James
Communications Specialist II