Halton Regional Police Const. Rick Buys is recognized as a hero for reviving an infant with CPR. The newborn’s mother was grocery shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore with her 2 children – a 2-year old daughter and a 6-week old Evan.
Prompt intervention to save a life
While in the parking lot, Evan started to foam at the mouth and turned into a shade of blue. His heart appeared to have stopped beating.
Buys was conducting a traffic stop in the area when he heard the 911 call come across the radio. He quickly left to attend to the scene. As he pulled into the parking lot of the store, he was greeted by a frantic, crying mother holding her child. She pleaded for the officer to save her child.
Buys placed Evan on the back seat in his police cruiser and noticed that the child was not breathing and had no pulse. He quickly started CPR.
By the time the ambulance arrived, Evan started to get his color back. He was soon coughing and started to cry. The child was transported to the hospital in Oakville and taken to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he underwent several tests.
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