(WGXA) – An Indiana trooper used the Heimlich maneuver to save a 5-year-old Georgia boy who began choking as his family was returning from a vacation.

State police say Trooper Ben Reason was headed home Thursday when he heard a dispatch call about an unconscious boy along a nearby stretch of U.S. 31 in Miami County.

Reason arrived there in about 30 seconds and found Maddox Gates of Marietta, Georgia, being held by his mother inside the family’s stopped minivan.