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Police Officer helps bring a baby back to life through CPR - Chief John Hagarty, Lindsay

Police, paramedics bring one-month-old back to life in Lindsay

Emergency workers were called to Glenelg Street home Wednesday afternoon for a baby with no vital signs

LINDSAY - A one month old baby may be alive today thanks to the efforts of a Kawartha Lakes Police officer and Kawartha Lakes Emergency Medical Services.

Kawartha Lakes Police say officers and paramedics were called to a Glenelg Street home at about 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 3) regarding a baby that was not breathing. Within one minute officers were on scene followed by ambulance staff, police say.

When the officer arrived on scene he was met at the front door by the baby's mother, who handed baby Zachary’s lifeless body over to the officer, police say.

It was clear to the officer that Zachary was not breathing and he had no pulse, so they immediately began to perform CPR.

Police say the baby responded, but then fell back into unconsciousness.
CPR was continued until Zachary was handed over to EMS staff who were successful in getting him breathing again.

Police say officers assisted with an emergency run to Ross Memorial Hospital, where they say Zachary is recovering well.