It isn’t everyday that a CPR rescue is caught on camera, but this lucky two-year old made internet history, and because of a quick-thinking-acting police officer, he’s alive.
A Cleveland police officer responded to a drowning call.
“Honestly, I’ve been a police officer for eight years. I’ve seen some pretty serious stuff,” he said, “living in the city, being a police officer in the city. That’s probably been the only time I’ve ever been scared.”
The boy’s aunt described the child as purple and lifeless. She said she’ll never forget it.
This news story from CNN affiliate WJW shows the officer’s arms pumping the small chest. The footage was caught with the wearable camera officers in Cleveland are required to wear.
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