Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby

Elias Hubbard
December 7, 2017

A Georgia officer saved a 29-day-old newborn baby from dying after performing life-saving CPR. It was all caught on an officer's body camera.

At 8:30 p.m. Friday when the call went out, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Officer William Eng knew he was the closest officer on duty.

Body camera footage, shared on social media by the department, shows Eng running up three flights of stairs before taking the baby, later revealed to be named Bella Walker, into his arms.

After a minute, Eng's labours were rewarded when he "heard a little cry" and the baby began to move, according to the Savannah Morning News.

On the landing outside the apartment, Eng begins compressions on the infant's back as her mother falls to her knees. "I just took a deep breath and did what I was trained to do".

Adkins told ABC her daughter became unresponsive after choking on something. Bless you, Officer Eng and Baby Bella.

Learn the full story of how Officer Eng saved Bella in the video above.

Eng did not hesitate to come to the family's aid, said his supervisor, Savannah-Chatham police Sgt. Phillip Collard. Today, they got to thank him.

"I just thank God for him. I panicked", she said.

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