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NYPD officers revive infant who stopped breathing

August 25, 2014
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 2-week-old boy who had stopped breathing is safe after two officers used rescue techniques.

The New York Police Department says it happened around 11:15 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn. Sgt. Michael Dario and Officer Elias Khan were on routine patrol when 911 dispatchers got a call about the baby at a home on 74th Avenue in the Bensonhurst neighborhood.

The baby's 32-year-old mother met the officers as they arrived. They found the boy unresponsive, his face turning blue.

Khan did a finger-sweep of the infant's mouth to make sure his airway wasn't obstructed, then began administering back thrusts after putting the baby in a proper position.

Meanwhile, Dario summoned medical help. But within 10 to 15 seconds, the child began breathing.

He's hospitalized in stable condition.



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