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New-born baby’s life saved by GMP officers after parents feared he was choking

  • Two GMP officers helped save the life of new-born baby
  • Baby Isaac had started suffering breathing problems
  • Isaac's parents were waiting for an ambulance, before deciding to approach PC Sweeney and PC Slater

Two Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers were unexpectedly called to help save the life of six-day-old baby Isaac after he started having breathing issues.

PC Kieran Sweeney and PC Claire Slater were on patrol in the early hours of the morning when they were approached by two anxious parents at a set of traffic lights.

The couple had already called for an ambulance after their baby started chocking.

Isaac’s father performed CPR in the meantime and managed to stabilise the baby.

Baby Isaac and the two PCs
PCs Sweeney and Slater with baby Isaac. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

PC Sweeney then drove the family to the hospital on a blue light run, while PC Slater carried on providing first aid support to baby Isaac.

After being alerted by the officers, hospital staff met them family on arrival and proceeded to administer further medical care.

Isaac’s parents, Karin and Shane said: “We are so grateful that the officers were there and we cannot thank them enough for what they did.”

We cannot imagine what could have happened if they didn’t get us to the hospital so fast.

Superintendent Rick Jackson of GMP’s Bolton borough said:  “I have no doubt that the swift action of the two officers played a major role in saving the life of the new-born baby that day.

“Without their quick response this story could have had a very different ending so they should be immensely proud of themselves."

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