Tags: boy | saved | cpr | highway | photo

Baby Boy Saved by CPR on Side of Highway, Captured in Poignant Photos

Friday, 21 Feb 2014 05:51 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A baby boy was in stable condition Friday after his aunt and Good Samaritan bystanders stopped on a busy Florida highway Thursday to give him CPR and get medical help when he stopped breathing.

Traffic on the Dolphin Expressway came to a standstill when a woman stopped her car and got out, screaming that her baby had stopped breathing, the Miami Herald reported.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Herald photographer Al Diaz was in the car right behind the woman, Pamela Rauseo, and he jumped out of his car and ran through lanes of traffic to find a police officer.

When he returned to the scene, Diaz took photos of being done on the baby, and it’s those dramatic photos that are going viral, depicting a heart-wrenching scene as 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz fought for his life.



Rauseo is Cruz’s aunt, and she told reporters, “My sister had trusted me with him.”

Passerby Lucila Godoy, 34, stopped her car and rushed to help Rauseo, beginning CPR on the infant who was born prematurely and suffered from respiratory problems, the Herald said.

When police officer Amauris Bastidas arrived on the scene, he took over CPR, pumping the baby’s small chest while Rauseo breathed into the child’s mouth, the Herald said. At one point, the baby started breathing, but then stopped again. Rauseo resumed CPR, and Diaz captured that moment on film.

Good Samaritan Godoy told CBS News, "I'm not a hero, I just did what you would have done, I'm sure, if you were there and you see what I saw. You would have stopped I'm sure."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved