South Carolina deputy saves 12-day-old baby
A deputy in South Carolina is being hailed a hero after video shows him saving the life of a choking 12-day-old baby.
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy W. Kimbro pulled over a vehicle in June for speeding, according to the sheriff’s office.
The vehicle pulled over and one of the passengers got out and told the deputy the reason they were speeding was because a 12-day-old baby was choking and had stopped breathing.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office posted the body cam video to its Facebook page Thursday.
The video shows deputy Kimbro feeling the baby for a pulse before he starts massaging their chest. Then he lifts her neck and put his finger in her mouth to try and open her airway.
The baby’s mother said she went to take a shower when the baby was asleep in a bassinet, according to deputies. The woman’s stepmom told her the baby might have started choking on milk, according to law enforcement.
The baby eventually starts to cry when she can breathe again.
Deputy Kimbro continued to help the baby until EMS got to the scene to take over, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Kimbro was awarded the “life-saving medal” for saving the baby.
3:39 PM EDT July 12, 2019