MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Parkersburg man calls Morgantown State Police Trooper Corporal J.E. Baker his guardian angel sent by God.
Cpl. Baker was having lunch at the Eat’n Park Restaurant on Patteson Drive in Morgantown Tuesday afternoon when he heard a lady scream. He went to that area of the restaurant and noticed a man choking. Ian Coffman, 35, of Parkersburg, was holding his neck and turning blue in the face.
Cpl. Baker immediately administered the Heimlich maneuver. The food dislodged from Coffman’s throat and he began breathing again.
Coffman later said he was about ready to pass out when the Cpl. Baker moved in.