This is the moment a heroic Arkansas police officer saves a baby’s life by giving it CPR.
The incident took place in Little Rock, which is the capital city of the south-central US state of Arkansas, and images shared by the Little Rock Police Department show a police officer identified as Officer Faircloth responding to a call about an unresponsive infant.
The footage shows a police officer driving a police car to respond to the call, which is played in the background and in which a woman can be heard saying that the baby is eight months old.
The police officer eventually arrives at the scene and he rushes inside what appears to be a shop where he takes the baby from a group of concerned adults and performs CPR on it.
The police officer, who appears to be wearing a body cam, takes the baby outside while pressing its stomach with his right hand after asking a crying woman if the baby had swallowed anything.
The baby can be heard making some noises and the police officer puts his fingers near its nose and mouth to check if it is breathing.
The police officer can be heard saying: “Hey, I got the baby breathing.”
He then walks over to his police car and can be heard saying to the baby: “Hey, buddy, hey!”
He unzips the baby’s top while the sobbing woman, who has not been named, can be heard still crying as sirens blare in the background. The officer rubs the baby’s chest and informs his colleagues by radio that he has got the baby breathing as the footage ends.
The police said that the baby, who has not been named, is currently recovering and is doing well.