A Georgia police officer is being hailed a hero after a dramatic dashcam video shows him performing CPR to help a choking infant breathe again.
“Baby got the eyes open but not crying,” Officer Nick St. Onge is heard saying into his radio after he responded to a call to assist a baby who was conscious but not breathing and turning blue on May 15. “The child is approximately 2-months-old.”
Litte Zeona was feeding on a bottle when her airway was blocked, Fox 5 Atlanta reported late Thursday.
St. Onge, who has been a cop for five years and was a Marine for eight years, said he relied on his police and military training to deal with the situation.
“It was three minutes of sheer terror,” St. Onge said.
The video–posted on the Marietta Police Department Facebook page Thursday– shows the officer administering back blows and chest thrusts to try and get the baby to breathe. Zeona’s worried grandmother Kianna Dorsey is looking on.
“Give me a cry. Come on. Come on,” St. Onge is heard saying.
“It was a joyous experience, I’ll tell you that,” Marietta Police Officer Nick St. Onge said after using CPR to revive a choking infant. (Marietta Police Department)
A short time later he hears a faint cry.
“There we go. Come on,” he says.
Police said St. Onge continued to provide care to the baby until paramedics arrived.
Fox 5 reported that Zona has been doing fine since being released from the hospital.
“It was a joyous experience, I’ll tell you that,” St. Onge told the station. “I’m happy to be one of those officers in the right place at the right time.”
watch the full video here.