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GRPD officers revive newborn found not breathing

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 16:02:06-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two GRPD officers helped revive a newborn last month.

Amanda Stewart and Ryan Johnston were the closest units on Dec. 17 at about 2:45 a.m. when the call went out and they arrived within a few minutes to find a newborn not breathing, the department said in a Facebook post.

Stewart, a paramedic before she became a police officer, recognized that the infant’s airway was blocked with mucus.

While Johnston performed CPR, Stewart began clearing the airway.

Within a matter of minutes, the infant regained a pulse and its airway cleared.

The child was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for additional care.

The infant is now home and GRPD says it is doing well.