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Two Barnsley Police Officers To Receive Awards

Tuesday August 6 2013


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TWO Barnsley police officers who fought to bring an 11-month-old boy back from the brink of death will receive top lifesaving honours.

Special Constable Simon Hegarty and PC Jane Rees have each been awarded Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificates for saving the life of Taylor-Blake Carroll, who collapsed and stopped breathing.

Taylor, of Royston, was with his mum Jordan Carroll in GT News at Barnsley Interchange last November when the incident unfolded.

The two officers were on foot patrol in the station and rushed to the scene after hearing a woman screaming for help.

They found Taylor-Blake being cradled in the arms of his mum, who said at the time that her baby 'looked dead in his pram'.

His lips were blue and Jordan said he had stopped breathing for about three minutes and then had fits lasting about four minutes.

SC Hegarty took hold of Taylor-Blake while PC Rees tried to revive the child and gave him CPR. Finally he began to cough and vomited, then began to breathe again.

His mother Jordan said she couldn't thank the two officers enough.

Dick Wilkinson, secretary of the Royal Humane Society, said: "Put simply SC Hegarty and PC Rees were the right people in the right place at the right time.

"This little boy could well have died but for their swift response. They showed tremendous first aid expertise, and truly averted tragedy by saving this young boy's life.

"I am sure his family will be forever grateful to them, and hope these awards go some way towards expressing that gratitude."

No date has yet been set for the presentation of the awards.

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Reply Posted by Carl on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 14:09
Fantastic story and well done to the officers involved. Ive said it before and i will say it again, basic first aid training skills should be taught in school!

Reply Posted by Timmy on Sunday August 11 2013 at 15:08
It is taught in school you Goon

Reply Posted by Jordan Carroll on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 15:18
I am so grateful for there reactions and saving my sons life I would like to no the date and the address of the presentation of the award so me and Taylor can attend and say thankyou :) xxx

Reply Posted by fay on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 15:41
i think it would be a fantasic idea for Jordan and Taylor to be the ones to present them with the award :-) xxxxx

Reply Posted by Jordan Carroll on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 16:19
I no fay I'm trying to find out dates n that xxxxx

Reply Posted by Peter H on Wednesday August 7 2013 at 08:03
It is nice to see stories about the police, without any insulting remarks. Great job done there

Reply Posted by Lyn on Sunday August 11 2013 at 15:06
Fantastic n yes makes a change for nice comments job well done

Reply Posted by Sam on Sunday August 11 2013 at 15:16
That's a lovely story and I agree it would be lovely to let Taylor or his mum Jordan to present the awards to them

Reply Posted by honey on Sunday August 11 2013 at 15:18
an they deserve it good on em

Reply Posted by wage payer on Monday August 12 2013 at 02:16
it would be different if it was a member of public who saves is life butwe dont get rewards but yet the police get awards as we pay them to help pay there wages and yet they dont do much next ya will be giving them a meddle for sitting on there ars

Reply Posted by wage payer on Monday August 12 2013 at 02:16
it would be different if it was a member of public who saves is life butwe dont get rewards but yet the police get awards as we pay them to help pay there wages and yet they dont do much next ya will be giving them a meddle for sitting on there ars