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Constable hailed as hero for reviving baby

05/13/2015 04:29 EDT | Updated 05/13/2016 05:59 EDT
Halton Regional Police Const Rick Buys is being hailed as a hero by an Oakville, Ont., family after the police officer revived a newborn in April.

The newborn's mother was grocery shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore on April 19 with her two children — a two-year-old daughter and six-week-old Evan.

But while in the parking lot, Evan began to foam at the mouth and turned a shade of blue. His heart appeared to have stopped beating.

Buys was conducting a traffic stop in the area when he heard the 911 call come across the radio. He immediately left to attend to the scene. As he pulled into the parking lot of the store, he was greeted by a frantic, crying mother holding her baby. She pleaded for the officer to "please save my baby."

Buys put Evan on the back seat in his police cruiser and noticed the child was not breathing and had no pulse. He began CPR. 

By the time the ambulance arrived, Evan started to get his colour back. He was soon coughing and began to cry.

The baby was transported to the hospital in Oakville, and then taken to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he underwent several tests.

He appears to be healthy now.

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