Quick-thinking Queensland Police officers have managed to save a baby boy who wasn’t breathing.
Queensland Police shared video of the moment little 10-week-old Lucas was brought in Gracemere police station in Rockhampton on September 2.
His mum lives nearby and rushed her son to the station when she realised he’d stopped breathing.
Bodycam video of the heartstopping incident shows Lucas unconscious with a pale face as officers quickly perform CPR.
Moments later, the infant takes a breath - much to the relief of his mother and the officers.
“I can see lip movement. We’ve got a gasp,” a woman says.
Another officer urges Lucas to cry to let them know he’s conscious.
“Good boy. Big cry. That’s it,” the woman says.
Lucas is turned on his side and continues to cry as the colour returns to his face.
He was taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital and later airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital for specialist treatment.
Gracemere officers who resuscitated 10-week old Lucas on their office desk were today reunited with the boy in much happier circumstances.💙 pic.twitter.com/UkbpdRhuPS— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) October 15, 2020
The little boy is now back home with his parents in Gracemere.
Sgt Paul James said the frantic moments saving Lucas’ life were “quite daunting” and “emotional”.
“But at the same time, quite satisfying,” he said.
“Apparently all the CPR lessons and first aid – it all comes back when that happens suddenly.”
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