A SIX-week-old newborn who stopped breathing and went limp was saved by a hero cop, dramatic bodycam video has shown.
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The footage was captured by Officer Evan Estep of the Sandusky Police Department, Ohio, US, last Thursday.
It begins with the sight of the small baby, wearing only a nappy, sprawled out on the grassy ground.
New mum Kayla Monk can be heard in the background crying as the officer explains: “We have to get the blood flowing through the body, okay?”
Estep begins to press on the baby’s chest to encourage his heart to beat.
After around 20 compressions, the newborn let out a cry and two gasps.
The relieved officer said: “Good boy, good job.”
Sandusky Police Department later said the baby had “no pulse” and was “beginning to turn blue” before Officer Estep came to the rescue.
Kayla told WTVG: “I went to undress him and went to feed him and then he pretty much flat-lined. He went limp.”
She added: “He [Officer Estep] ended up getting him to gasp twice.
“They ended up getting a pulse, but I think originally he thought he wasn’t going to either because he had already coded in a way.
“I don’t know how he did it, but he did.”
The newborn, Teyvin Strauder, was later taken to the Firelands Regional Medical Center.
It was not immediately clear why he had stopped breathing, but his mum said he was born early at 34 weeks and diagnosed with Haemophilus, a bacteria that most often causes illnesses in babies and young children.
Kayla said he’s currently on a breathing machine and his condition is improving.
“He’s doing much better with his own breathing where they’re gonna try to take [the breathing machine]out,” she said.