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Watch: Drivers revive baby in dramatic roadside rescue

A mother jumped out of her car on a Fla. highway and called for help; strangers sprang into action, giving him CPR and calling for more assistance

By John Glionna
Los Angeles Times

MIAMI, Fla. — A 5-month-old baby was saved from suffocation on a Miami highway thanks to the quick thinking of a group of highway Good Samaritans.

Traffic halted when a woman jumped out of her car calling for help for a baby boy who had turned blue.

That’s when humanity kicked into action, according to the Miami Herald.

Pamela Rauseo had exited her car, dropped to the pavement and begun performing CPR on the unconscious baby, her nephew Sebastian. Another woman, a stranger, left her 3-year-old son in her car to assist Rauseo. A Miami Herald photographer ran through traffic lanes to summon more assistance.

And more help came.

A police officer performed chest pumps on the baby while Rauseo breathed into her nephew’s mouth. The baby, who suffers from respiratory issues, began breathing and crying, then suddenly stopped breathing again.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue finally rushed the little boy to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Thursday night.

And one group of highway Samaritans breathed a collective sigh of relief.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
I had and interesting day on SR 836. I got to see a baby revived by strangers. “Drama on the expressway."

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Penni Glass Penni Glass Friday, February 21, 2014 12:34:10 PM Amazing story!! Best wishes to the family! In my prayers !!
Mahmoud Salaam Mahmoud Salaam Friday, February 21, 2014 1:39:29 PM realy good how to do when you are in poistion like that you should to do somthing to maked bettar
Fiaz Ahmed Qamar Fiaz Ahmed Qamar Friday, February 21, 2014 5:56:14 PM done the work of angle
Stephen Irons Stephen Irons Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:55:00 PM well done

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