Child dies after choking on a grape

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - It's a parent's worst nightmare, having your child choke on a piece of food.

Choking is one of the leading causes of death for children three and under, unfortunately a Laredo family is now part of the statistic.

The incident happened on Monday while a three-year-old and one of his family members were watching a movie and eating fruit.

The incident took place on the 2100 block of Okane where according to police, a member of the child's family was unsuccessful in dislodging the grape from the boy's throat and was trying to administer CPR on him.

The child was taken to a San Antonio hospital where he died three days later.

Police say CPR is just a simple movement and how those few seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

A local mother of a three-year-old says she will continue to take preventative measures to not be faced with a similar situation.

The average CPR course takes about three hours to complete and can make a difference between a life and death situation.

Police have identified the three-year-old boy who died after choking his name was Zoe Lamar Castillo.

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