Rescue caught on cam: Officer saves woman choking on throat lozenge

NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer saved a woman choking on a throat lozenge -- and the dramatic rescue on a busy Bronx highway was captured on the officer's dash cam.

The video shows Highway Patrol Police Officer Gregory Zakoscielny following a car that slows down and stops in the right hand lane on the Bronx River Parkway Wednesday afternoon.

The NYPD, which posted the video on its Facebook page Friday, says Zakoscielny got out of his vehicle and immediately noticed the driver, a 49-year-old woman, was having difficulty breathing and holding her throat.

Zakoscielny instructs the woman to put her hands on her chest. He then performs the Heimlich maneuver that dislodged a throat lozenge which was blocking her airway. She appears okay afterward.