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Dec 21, 2020

Freehold Police Resuscitate Infant Who Stopped Breathing at Home

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Freehold Township police responded to a call of an unresponsive infant on Saturday. The two officers went to the home where the baby wasn’t breathing and went right to work, trying to resuscitate the 2-month-old.

The two officers, Alexander Fay and Justin Nunno, performed chest compressions and worked to clear the baby’s airway. They were able to suction fluids from the baby’s mouth.

“He aspirated on some food and just couldn’t cough it up,” the child’s mother said. “Luckily, my husband started CPR right away until the officer arrived.”

Freehold First Aid and RWJ Paramedics quickly arrived on scene and continued chest compressions as they transported the child to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The infant’s mother said her baby was responsive by the time they arrived at the hospital.

The baby was in stable condition under the hospital staff’s care, police said.

“We are so blessed to even have him, and we hope to bring him home soon,” the mother said. “If we could get him home this week, it would be a Christmas miracle.”