Dramatic moment aunt gives CPR to nephew who stopped breathing on highway

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The heart-stopping moment an aunt succsessfully performed CPR on her five-month-old nephew on the side of a road in Miami was caught on camera.

Pamela Rauseo was caring for her baby nephew Sebastian de la Cruz when he suddenly stopped breathing and turned blue as she drove along a highway, reports the NY Daily News.

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Rescuers assist Pamela Rauseo, center, who performed CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling over her SUV on the side of the road along Florida state road 836. At right is Lucila Godoy, who stopped her car to assist in the rescue. At left is officer Amauris Bastidas who also stopped to the aide the baby.
Baby rescued after he stops breathing on a highway, Miami, America - 20 Feb 2014
This is the heart-stopping moment an aunt succsessfully performed CPR on her 5-month-old nephew on the side of a road in Miami. Pamela Rauseo was caring for her baby nephew Sebastian de la Cruz when he suddenly stopped breathing and turned blue as she drove along a highway. She leapt out of her vehicle screaming for help with little Sebastian in her arms. Several passers-by stopped, including Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz who quickly ran to alert a nearby policeman in his patrol car. The officer, Amauris Bastidasy, rushed over to help as Pamela began CPR on her nephew. Amauris and fellow Good Samaritan motorist Lucila Godoy also helped with the resuscitation efforts. The tiny youngster, who had been born prematurely, started breathing before stopping for a second time. By then paramedica had arrived and Sebastian was rushed to hospital where he is said to be recovering well.


She leapt out of her vehicle screaming for help with little Sebastian in her arms. Several passers-by stopped, including Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz, who quickly ran to alert a nearby policeman in his patrol car.

The officer, Amauris Bastidasy, rushed over to help as Pamela began CPR on her nephew.

I lifted him up in the air and moved him up and down," Bastidas told the Miami Herald. "He started breathing and crying."

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A paramedic with Miami Fire-Rescue transports 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, who had stopped breathing, to the hospital. The baby's aunt performed CPR after pulling her SUV over on the side of the road along Florida state road 836
Baby rescued after he stops breathing on a highway, Miami, America - 20 Feb 2014
This is the heart-stopping moment an aunt succsessfully performed CPR on her 5-month-old nephew on the side of a road in Miami. Pamela Rauseo was caring for her baby nephew Sebastian de la Cruz when he suddenly stopped breathing and turned blue as she drove along a highway. She leapt out of her vehicle screaming for help with little Sebastian in her arms. Several passers-by stopped, including Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz who quickly ran to alert a nearby policeman in his patrol car. The officer, Amauris Bastidasy, rushed over to help as Pamela began CPR on her nephew. Amauris and fellow Good Samaritan motorist Lucila Godoy also helped with the resuscitation efforts. The tiny youngster, who had been born prematurely, started breathing before stopping for a second time. By then paramedica had arrived and Sebastian was rushed to hospital where he is said to be recovering well.


Amauris and fellow Good Samaritan, motorist Lucila Godoy, also helped with the resuscitation efforts.

The tiny youngster, who had been born prematurely, started breathing after Bastidas helped, but then stopped for a second time.

By then, paramedics had arrived and Sebastian was rushed to hospital where he is said to be recovering well.

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