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KCSO deputies perform CPR on infant, save child's life

Posted at 3:32 AM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 21:32:45-04

Two Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies are being called heroes after helping save an infant's life by performing CPR.

According to KCSO, deputies showed up to a home on Goodman Street just off Tulare Street at about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon after reports of a 15-month old baby girl not breathing.

Deputy Chris Gonzalez and Deputy Erik Loera were the first to arrive on scene and checked the infant’s vitals.

When the deputies showed up, they were told that the child had been left in a bathtub and possibly drowned. 

Deputy Gonzalez and Deputy Loera quickly determined the infant had not drowned but had choked on an article of food. They began life-saving measures and performed CPR on the infant. The infant’s pulse was re-established but the infant remained unconscious.

Deputy Gonzalez and Deputy Loera continued performing CPR until medical aid arrived on scene. The infant was transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment. The infant is in stable condition at Memorial Hospital. Deputies investigated the incident and determined the infant’s guardian was not negligent during this incident.

Deputy Gonzalez and Deputy Loera have been praised for their quick actions that saved the life of this young girl.