Father called 911 after finding unresponsive child
ST. PAUL, Minn. – July 7, 2015 – The Regions EMS team presented an award on July 7 at the St. Croix County Government Center to a pair of first responders from St. Croix County who saved the life of a 2-month-old unresponsive child found in a crib in early May.
In May, the infant was not breathing and did not have a pulse when the mother found the baby and called 911. St. Croix County Dispatcher Tom Barthman was able to coach the father on how to immediately start CPR. A short time later Deputy James Sanders arrived on the scene. He took over for the father and continued CPR until paramedics from St. Croix EMS arrived.
By the time EMS crews arrived the child had a pulse and was breathing erratically. The child was taken to Hudson Hospital Emergency Center and was later transferred to Children's Hospital. The baby has returned home and is doing well.
"Without the actions of Barthman and Sanders, I don't believe the child would have survived," said Kim Eby, St. Croix EMS Chief.
Thanks to their quick response and action, the child is back home and doing well.