A South Carolina Deputy’s quick actions helped save a newborn baby’s life. Will Kimbro pulled up a car for speeding recently during routine patrol in Berkeley County, South Carolina, his body cam captured the series of events that happened there.
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said that Kimbro stopped the vehicle, and the driver then got out of the car and shouted that the baby had stopped breathing after having drinking from the bottle.
They further said that the baby’s body was limp and blueish due to lack of oxygen, the deputy then can be seen asking the mother who was on the passenger’s seat, for its name, the deputy then places the baby on his lap, checks its pulse, and starts massaging her heart as part of first aid.
“Come on baby, cry for me, cry for me,” he can be heard saying. “Open those eyes, sweetheart.” Suddenly the baby started crying, Kimbro says: “As long as she’s crying like that she’s breathing. I want you to cry. Come on. I think she’s gonna be OK. She’s breathing,” the officer says to reassure the mother.
The officer keeps performing CPR as the baby’s breathing goes on and off, and finally the baby’s chest began moving, which meant that she was breathing on her own. Then the emergency medical team arrives, and Kimbro and the mother tell them what had happened.
Watch the breathtaking video below.
The baby was placed for observation at a local hospital and then released, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Carli R. Drayton. “As far as we know, the baby has been doing well,” Drayton said. “Because of Deputy Kimbro’s steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day-old baby was able to live,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook.
Kimbro received a medal for his heroic actions. We salute Deputy Kimbro for his act bravery and also all our police officers who always rise to the occasion and go above and beyond their set of duties.