A baby girl who stopped breathing was given first aid. The American border officers were able to revive a baby girl who ceased to breathe while she and her mother were in line to cross into the United States.
Timely intervention to save a life
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection office stated that the mother and her child were waiting at the crossing in Blaine, Wash., when the woman called for help. The officer stated that the mother noticed that her daughter was not breathing and appeared to be turning blue.
The customs officers started with first aid care and were successful in getting the baby to breathe again and she regained consciousness. The woman and her daughter were transported to the Canadian medical services and taken to a healthcare facility in B.C.
According to area port director Kenneth Williams, the rapid response by the officers show their commitment in protecting the community and the travelling public.
The immediate delivery of first aid measures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. The prompt delivery of care significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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