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Heart-Stopping Body Cam Video Shows Police Officer Save Newborn’s Life After She Stopped Breathing

A Georgia police officer’s body cam video captured the dramatic moment he rushed to save a baby’s life on Friday, The Savannah Morning News reports.

Savannah-Chatham Police Officer William Eng rushed to a home at around 8 pm. Eng was not the police officer dispatched to the call, but he knew he was closest. He was first to arrive on the scene and rushed up three flights of stairs.

When he arrived, he saw Tina Adkins holding her unresponsive 29-day-old baby Bella.

Eng took the baby and began to perform CPR. After roughly a minute of compressions, Bella opened her eyes and began breathing again.

“I saw the baby move, and I heard a little cry. I stopped and I turned her to my face and saw her eyes open and she started moving,” Eng said. “I was so relieved.”

Bella was taken to the hospital to be checked out, where doctors credited Eng with saving the child’s life.

“I really didn’t know what to expect. Looking at my child, when she started choking. Looking at her, she was turning beet red,” Adkins said. “She was turning blue. I know CPR, but it just went blank. Everything went blank in that moment — I guess because it’s my child.”

Eng’s supervisor, Sgt. Phillip Collard, praised his actions.

“Officer Eng did not hesitate to jump into action. Because of his compassionate and quick response, he saved the life of this little girl,” he said.

“I just thank God for him,” Adkins said. “Without him, she may not have been here today, so I thank God for him.”

Watch the video below: