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Baby Saved By Quick-Thinking Police Officers

Friday November 30 2012


Jordan and Taylor-Blake Jordan and Taylor-Blake


A BABY boy who suddenly stopped breathing in Barnsley interchange has been saved by two quick-thinking police officers.

PC Jane Rees and Special Constable Simon Hegarty were on foot patrol in the station when they heard a woman screaming for help.

Jordan Carroll, 21, of Royston, was in the newsagents when she noticed her son Taylor-Blake, 11 months, had stopped breathing.

She said: "He looked dead in the pram and I was so scared and started screaming for help.

"That's when the officers came from nowhere and started giving him CPR and mouth-to-mouth.

"He'd stopped breathing for three minutes and then he was fitting for four minutes after that. It was awful and I went into shock and collapsed.

"I didn't know what to do, no-one else in the shop knew CPR either and I'm so grateful those officers were there, otherwise I don't know what would
have happened.

"I cannot thank them enough, they are lifesavers and did a great job."

Eventually he began to breathe for himself and was taken to Barnsley hospital.

A spokesman for the police said: "We believe the quick response of the two officers may have saved the child's life."

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Reply Posted by Onlooker on Friday November 30 2012 at 11:11
What a fantastic peice of good news. Cops are often slated at times. Glad the bairns ok.

Reply Posted by mark on Friday November 30 2012 at 11:18
i agree but i wonder if all those people that slag off EVERYTHING on here saying "what a complete waste of tax payers money" comment and say well done to the officers?

Reply Posted by donna on Friday November 30 2012 at 11:26
Thank heavens it was a good out come as for shop keepers and assistants not nowing cpr that's not right I believe everyone should be taught ..........

Reply Posted by gaz on Friday November 30 2012 at 12:18
I'm amazed at the lack of comments on this, this is an amazing story and thank god the little one is ok but it does amuse me when people don't seem interested in a story as good as this and waste their time on the terrible news etc, WELL DONE to the police and god bless the little boy and his family

Reply Posted by Nicki on Friday November 30 2012 at 12:30
Thank god mother and son are both ok, and a big well done to the officers involved. I hope they receive some sort of official recognition for their efforts

Reply Posted by Louise on Friday November 30 2012 at 12:35
Well done to the officers whos quick thinking and training saved this little boys life. I hope mummy and son are ok. Big hugs to your little man xxxxx

Reply Posted by Deb,s on Friday November 30 2012 at 13:18
Well done officers ,hope the family r ok.

Reply Posted by julie on Friday November 30 2012 at 15:25
A agree wi the comment above all shop keepers n assistants shud no all first aid even cpr if the police officers wasn't there it cud ave bin awfull well dune officers x

Reply Posted by june on Friday November 30 2012 at 15:47
i agree a member of staff at any place of work take a course of first aid. glad the outcome of the babies health was good

Reply Posted by Robert on Friday November 30 2012 at 19:48
An award surely must be due to these angels in uniform. What an outstanding deed that MUST be rewarded. First class and I cannot help but feel so proud they were there to save the day! OUTSTANDING.

Reply Posted by diane on Friday November 30 2012 at 20:25
well done t the police ,a great job done n sooooo glad the baby boy is ok ,hugs t u little man ,brill news .

Reply Posted by d b on Saturday December 1 2012 at 21:30
i thought every work place had to have a qualified first aider x just sayin. Well done to them 2 officers x dread to think what would ave happened if they hadn't been there x

Reply Posted by angela on Monday December 3 2012 at 19:24
im so pleased he was saved ,it must have been so scary,they should be nominated for a award

Reply Posted by Colin on Tuesday December 4 2012 at 12:48
great news story/outcome amongst all the doom and gloom. Well done to the quick actions of the Police Officers nice to know the town centre has still got a presence of the Police on the beat. Hope the little lad has a speedy recovery from the ordeal, the poor mum must have been having a nightmare. I don't think shopkeepers/assistansts should be made to learn CPR, that should be to each and everyone of us to learn. Personally I don't know it, had I been there i'd have felt so guilty not knowing what to do,

Reply Posted by jade whitehead on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:01
Well done to the police officers & so glad the baby is ok xx

Reply Posted by Tracy greenfield on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:04
Well done to the officers involved, some good news instead of the usual bad. I hope the family have a lovely Christmas x

Reply Posted by sharon jones on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:08
brilliant outcome.the police dont get the recognition they deserve.they are after all just ordinary people doing a job that i for one couldnt do.very well done.

Reply Posted by Kerry on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:08
Well done

Reply Posted by Dinnette Stubbs on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:13
A very well done it could have been so different . Thankfully there was angels to come to your aid .

Reply Posted by maxine on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 11:34
wow what a smashing ending to what must have been every parents nightmare. Those officers do deserve some kind of recognition for their swift actions, talk about being in the right place at the right time! The police are not just there to catch the bad uns in life, they serve a much wider purpose as proven. The ones who complain about coppers are usually the ones who have been on the wrong side of the law! Well done guys and Merry Christmas to all involved :)

Reply Posted by sam on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 12:28
wow well done to those 2 officer....but is it not a general rule to have at least one member of staff first aid trained in any shop or place of work??? i always thought it was and if it wasnt for those officers that baby may not have survived and then what???? so glad he is ok and doing well tho!

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