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Ga. sheriff’s deputy, EMS providers rescue infant who had stopped breathing

The deputy began performing CPR before the crew arrived


An adult demonstrates who CPR is performed on an infant.

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By Caroline Silva
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — A Rockdale County deputy’s quick actions helped save a baby who had stopped breathing Sunday.

No foul play is suspected in the events that unfolded shortly before 3 a.m., the sheriff’s office confirmed. Deputy D. Daniel and Sgt. B. Allsop were the first to arrive at the scene where a 1-month-old was reported to have stopped breathing.

Daniel immediately took the baby into the front seat of her patrol car and began CPR, according to officials.

Fire and medical personnel arrived soon after and took over the scene. The child regained a pulse and was taken to a hospital.

“The quick response and actions taken by Deputy Daniel and the Fire/EMS personnel gave the baby a fighting chance for recovery,” the sheriff’s office said.

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