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Officers Save Baby's Life at U.S.-Mexico Border

November 28, 2012  | 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry saved an infant's life Tuesday morning. 

At about 6:30 a.m., a 24-year-old woman carrying an infant walked through a vehicle lane and requested help from an officer. The one-month-old baby appeared to be choking, was pale, and wasn't breathing.

The officer radioed for assistance and initiated CPR. Two officers trained as medical first responders arrived and placed a bag valve oxygen mask on the infant. 

The San Diego Fire and Rescue Department's Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and took the baby to a local hospital for further care. The port was later advised that the baby was doing well.

"Due to the officers' swift action, this baby in distress resumed breathing," said Pete Flores, director of field operations for San Diego. "CBP officers remain vigilant at all times to respond to our community whether it be to keep bad things and people off of our streets or saving the life of a person in distress."

Tags: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S.-Mexico Border, Officer Heroism


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