103rd cops save baby

By Sadef Ali Kully

An 18-month old male infant was successfully revived two police officers from the 103rd Precinct on June 28 while on patrol nearby 148th Street and Liberty Avenue.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Officer Scott Nieri and Officer Gobin Raghunath were performing routine patrol after investigating a grand larceny auto call. The officers were approached by a hysterical male holding an infant, stating his child was choking on an apple.

The officers saw the babywas unable to breathe due and immediately began attempts at the heimlich maneuver but their numerous attempts were unsuccessful, police said.

Suddenly, the baby stop breathing and become unresponsive, so Officers Nieru and Raghunath began chest compressions. Each officer took turns doing chest compressions the infant began to cry and breathe on his own a few minutes later, police said.

Police said the baby was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced stable and showed no signs of any impairment.

Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skully@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.