Officer revives newborn baby

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A Georgia officer saved a 29-day-old newborn baby from dying after performing life-saving CPR.

Body camera footage shows Savannah Police officer William Eng racing up three flights of stairs, grabbing the unresponsive baby and immediately beginning chest compressions.


Eng finally saw Bella move, "and I heard a little cry", he told The Savannah Morning News.

But officer Eng, 46, believes it was just all part of the job. "I just took a deep breath and did what I was trained to do".


According to a SCMPD release, Chief Joseph Lumpkin described Officer Eng's actions as an "exceedingly heartfelt, lifesaving performance". The body cam video was posted on Facebook and has been viewed more than 55,000 imes. "Because of his compassionate and quick response, he saved the life of this little girl", said Sergeant Phillip Collard, Officer Eng's supervisor in a statement. Looking at my child, when she started choking.

The officer calmly resolved the situation "I didn't know if it was a seizure, if she was throwing up or what was going on. I panicked", she said. So begins the 911 call, which came into the Savannah-Chatham Police Department dispatch on December 1 at 8:30 p.m.


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