An off-duty Onondaga County, New York, correction officer was definitely in the right place at the right time recently when he saved an infant at a Walmart in Cicero. Anibal Pizarro stopped in the store to grab a snack before hitting the gym, but when he realized a baby wasn’t breathing, his training paid off.
The nine-year veteran of the Onondaga County Department of Correction saw a crowd forming around an infant who was choking and turning blue. That’s when he stepped up and took control of the situation because he says the mom was sort of tossing the baby up in the air, but it wasn’t helping. He asked the mother to hand over the baby and had someone call 911.
“I could immediately see that the baby’s face was blue and the infant wasn’t breathing,” Pizarro says. “At this point, I used my first-aid and CPR training.” And after what he says felt like a half hour to him., the baby finally coughed and started crying. The ambulance arrived to take the infant to the hospital, but it was his quick reaction that saved a life that day.
Source: Local SYR