Some quick-acting NYPD officers in the Bronx were able to save a 1-year-old baby’s life after she suddenly stopped breathing Friday night.
Officers Felix Baez and Giovanni Laguna were near 138th Street and Willis Avenue around 8:30 p.m. when they suddenly heard a woman screaming for help in Spanish.
The quickly found a woman holding her young daughter, who was turning blue in her arms.
The officers put the girl on the ground and began administering CPR and calling for an ambulance. Laguna continued his compressions for about a minute when he noticed the girl had a faint pulse and opened her eyes.
The officers decided to transport the toddler and her mom to Lincoln Hospital in the back of their unmarked police car, with Laguna continuing compressions while Baez maintained communications with dispatch.
The toddler is being treated in stable condition, according to a statement from the department.