Baby with Coronavirus Gets CPR from Deputy Just in Time As SC Medics Rush…

first_img     ___ Oct. 29–A baby with the coronavirus was waiting for medics when aSouth Carolina deputy stepped in to help save the child’s life, officials say. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) It wasn’t the first time a South Carolina cop was credited withhelping a young child in a critical moment. The infant was unresponsive when Shawn Gopaul got to the scene andstarted performing CPR on Tuesday, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Officesaid in a Facebook post. “Deputy Gopaul did not hesitate in performing his duties”until the ambulance arrived to help the child, cops say. The baby was rushed toMonroe, North Carolina, and later airlifted to a Charlotte hospital, thesheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. Deputy Shawn Gopaul (Photo/Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office) Related Now, the child is home and getting better, officials say. Gopaulquarantined after the incident and took a COVID-19 test that came backnegative, according to his department.center_img In Oct. 2019, a body-worn camera captured a Belton police officerrescuing a choking baby girl, McClatchy News reported. The 4-month-old hadtaken medicine and began struggling to breathe, according to officials. Simone Jasper The department says Gopaul took the emergency actions in Pageland,a town roughly 75 miles northeast of Columbia and near the North Carolinaborder. Visit The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) at Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. (c)2020 The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Improving the Effectiveness of CPR Chest Compressions in Neonates and InfantsAssessing Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infantslast_img

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