GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Two Florida police officers were in the right place at the right time – just in time to save a choking baby.READ MORE: ‘Just Really Shaken Up’: CBS4 Crew Attacked On South Beach While Working Story About Efforts To Cut Down On Violence There
Police spokesman Ben Tobias says officers Dylan Hayes-Morrison and Amanda Cummings were searching for a suspect in Gainesville on Wednesday when someone handed the 3-week-old unconscious baby to them. The little boy was red in the face and not breathing.
Tobias says the child apparently choked on formula. Once the officers cleared the baby’s airway, he started breathing again.READ MORE: Search For Missing Florida Teen Tristyn Bailey Ends After Body Found, Teen Charged With Murder
Medics took the baby to the hospital. Tobias didn’t know who handed the baby to the police officers.
Tobias credits the officers for having the composure “to provide live saving measures to a dying infant.”MORE NEWS: FSU Faces Lawsuit Over Campus Closure
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