Two-year-old dies after choking in Eversmeyer Park

Members of the Muscatine Police & Fire Departments responded to Eversmeyer Park, in the 1100 block of Orange Street, at approximately 6:06 p.m. on Friday, September 16, for a two-year-old child who had gone unconscious and was no longer breathing. 

CPR was in progress as paramedics arrived and the child was quickly transported to Trinity Hospital, where efforts to revive him continued. These efforts were unsuccessful and the child was eventually pronounced deceased. 

It has been determined that the child stopped breathing due to a foreign object that was obstructing the child’s airway.