New York City officer does CPR, saves unresponsive baby

In this Oct. 14, 2016 photo released by the New York City Police Department, officers Felix Baez, left, and Giovanni Laguna pose for a photo with Liliana Benigno, and her one-year-old baby Ashley Delores, at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx borough of New York. The officers were on patrol Friday night when they saw the Benigno running with her child down the street yelling "help" in Spanish. Seeing that the child was unresponsive, Laguna placed the baby on the ground and began CPR while Baez called for an ambulance. Police say after a minute of CPR, the baby's eyes opened and Laguna felt a faint pulse. (New York City Police Department via AP)

NEW YORK - A 1-year-old girl is recovering thanks to two New York City police officers who sprang to action after observing the baby turning blue in her mother's arms.

Police say Officers Felix Baez and Giovanni Laguna were patrolling a Bronx neighbourhood when they saw Lilina Benigno running with her child, Ashley Dolores, down the street Friday night yelling "help" in Spanish.

Seeing that the child was unresponsive, Laguna placed the baby on the ground and began CPR while Baez called for an ambulance. Police say that after a minute of CPR, the baby's eyes opened and Laguna felt a faint pulse.

The officers took the child and mother to the hospital in their unmarked police car where Laguna continued the chest compressions.

The baby is in Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.


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