On July 13, 2015, at 11:13 a.m., Officers Ryan Saul, Joseph Fastige, and Adam Carey responded to a residence on Cambridge Circle in the Leisure Village West section of Manchester Township for a 911 hang-up call. Upon arrival, they located a 61 year old female, later identified as Carol Scott, lying on the floor choking on a piece of steak.
Ms. Scott was having difficulty breathing and was unable to dislodge the food. The Heimlich maneuver was performed by each officer with no avail and Ms. Scott began turning blue and lost consciousness. At that point, the officers performed CPR. After a few minutes of CPR, Ms. Scott regained consciousness and the food was dislodged, however, she appeared to be going in and out of consciousness and had little to no pulse. At that time, Manchester First Aid and MONOC paramedics arrived and provided treatment. She was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus for further evaluation.
It was later learned that Ms. Scott was in stable condition and would recover. On July 21, 2015 officers made contact with Ms. Scott to check on her status. She advised them that she had recovered and expressed her gratitude for their efforts in saving her life.