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PCSP officer saves infant's life

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A Porter County Sheriff’s Police appears to have saved the life of a Liberty Township infant on Saturday.

According to police, at 12:02 a.m. Sgt. Jeremy Chavez was dispatched to a residence in the 100 east block of C.R. 632N in response to a report of an infant “unconscious and not breathing.”

Chavez was en route when he was flagged down by the driver of another vehicle at the intersection of C.R. 632N and North Calumet Ave. and, assuming that the woman was the child’s mother, stopped. “A female and mother of the baby” was “crying hysterically and pleaded with me to help save her baby,” Chavez stated in his report.

The infant, a girl, was “lying in her car seat with her eyes rolled back and a small amount of what looked like white foam near her mouth,” Chavez stated.

Chavez immediately began CPR on the side of the road and continued to do chest compressions until the arrival of EMS at 12:10 a.m., police said. By then the infant was “coming to by wheezing and making noise,” he stated.

EMS subsequently advised Chavez that the infant “was okay at that time” and he cleared the scene.

PCSP Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune today that it looks as though the baby girl is going to be fine.

Investigators have spoken with the child’s mother, LaFlower added.


Posted 12/23/2013






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