Four New York City police officers’ quick thinking saved a baby girls life after as she was not breathing and turning blue.
Caroline Ivanov, 29, was at a Brooklyn restaurant Saturday night when her 15-month-old daughter Chloe began convulsing and having a seizure.
The first-time-mother ran out of the restaurant with her daughter in her arms and saw an NYPD patrol car stopped at a red light. She banged on the window begging for the officers’ help.
‘This is my first child, my only child, and I’m watching her go lifeless in my arms,’ Ivanov told the New York Post. ‘Obviously I’m terrified.’
Caroline Ivanov, 29, was at a Brooklyn restaurant when her 15-month-old daughter Chloe began having a seizure Saturday
Officer Daniel Newman, Lt Patrick King and Officer Michael Pace rushed the baby to the hospital while giving her CPR
Officers Michael Pace and Joseph Doyle, both 26, of the 60th Precinct, saw Chloe turning blue and not breathing.
They radioed for an ambulance that was eight minutes away.
Meanwhile, Officers Daniel Newman and his Lieutenant Patrick King heard the radio transmission and dashed over to help.
When they arrived, Newman told the other officers that he is an NYPD certified EMT and saw the baby foaming at the mouth.
Instead of waiting for the ambulance, the officers rushed her straight to Coney Island Hospital with Newman performing CPR in the back seat of the patrol car.
Newman swept the baby’s mouth with his finger to clear any debris from her mouth, and then proceeded to administer chest compression as her mother looked on.
‘It’s scary, but there was no time to think,’ said Newman.
‘All I could think about was just doing whatever I could do to keep some form of CPR going in the back of the cop car, bringing them to the hospital, she’ll have a chance.’
As they pulled up to the hospital, Newman said he felt baby Chloe’s heart begin to beat.
The color returned to her face and she began to cry.
The officers brought the infant to the pediatric emergency room where she was treated for a 104.5 degree fever and released.
‘They really acted like New York’s Finest at that moment,’ Ivaniov said. ‘If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know if I would be holding my daughter right now.
Ivanov said without the officers help, her only child may not have survived