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Toddler who choked on a grape at Pizza Hut, has died


The heart-breaking news has emerged that Jacob Jenkins, the toddler who choked on a grape while at Pizza hut, sadly passed away last night.

Rushed to hospital

Jacob was with his parents at a Hartlepool branch of Pizza Hut last Friday, when he began to choke on a grape. First aiders tried to remove the grape but were unsuccessful. Paramedics and an air ambulance arrived, but by that time, Jacob’s heart had stopped. He was rushed to hospital where doctors managed to restart his heart and he was put in a medically induced coma.

Around 500 people gathered to release yellow balloons in support of Jacob, but sadly his mum announced that Jacob had ‘gained his angel wings’ via a Facebook announcement.

‘Angel wings’

Jacob’s mum made the sad announcement last night posting:
‘Me and David want to thank every single person for the support over this awful last few days. Jacob gained his angel wings at 7pm as you all set off your balloons.

‘There was nothing else that could be done for Jacob and as hard as it was we chose that time because we knew he would be in thousands of people’s minds at that exact moment.

‘I won’t be repyin to any thing as I hope use understand but we are so grateful for the love you have shown our gorgeous Angel xxxxx’

Sign of respect

A spokesman from Pizza Hut said: “We are devastated to learn of Jacob’s tragic death. Our deepest sympathy is with Jacob’s parents, Abigail and David, and his family and friends. We will be closing our Hartlepool Hut today as a sign of respect.’





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About Rebecca Robinson

After spending the last 8 years juggling life as a mum of two, wife and working full time as a Project Manager for a global telecommunications company, Rebecca Robinson made the decision to follow her love of writing and took the plunge; turning her passion into a full time career. Since becoming a full time writer, Rebecca has worked with various media and copy-writing companies and with the ability to make any topic relevant and interesting to the reader, now contributes to The Working Parent on articles ranging from credit cards to teenage relationships. Ever the optimist, Rebecca's dreams for the future include a house in the country filled with children, dogs and horses in the field!

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