Two police officers used rescue techniques late Sunday night on a 2-week-old boy who stopped breathing.
The incident happened in Bensonhurst, when Sgt. Michael Dario and Officer Elias Khan were on routine patrol when 911 dispatchers got a call about the baby at a home on 74th Avenue. The baby’s 32-year-old mother met the officers as they arrived. They found the boy unresponsive, his face turning blue.
Khan did a finger-sweep of the infant’s mouth to make sure his airway wasn’t obstructed, then began administering back thrusts after putting the baby in a proper position.
Meanwhile, Dario summoned medical help. But within 10 to 15 seconds, the child began breathing. He’s now hospitalized in stable condition.