Police dash cam captures urgent CPR on toddler

  • 21/10/2016
Police dash cam captures urgent CPR on toddler

A Texas police officer is being called a hero for saving a toddler's life after his father called 911 to say he wasn't breathing.

Officer Chase Miller was scanning the EMS channel and heard the call. He was first on the scene, and it was all caught on dash cam video.

Three-year-old Brayden Geis wasn't breathing when Mr Miller pulled up to a fast food restaurant, making it there before the ambulance did.

"[His] lips were bright blue. [He] had an elevated pulse so I began doing chest compressions and saw that wasn't working," Mr Miller says.

Brayden's father knelt nearby and watched Mr Miller perform CPR. Mr Miller then told the boy's father to continue chest compressions while he ran to the car to grab a CPR mask.

Mr Miller returned and after around two more minutes, Brayden started breathing again.

It's that heroism that led to a heartfelt reunion between Brayden, his parents and Mr Miller.

"There is nothing I can give him for saving my son's life," Brayden's mother, Bethany Hoover, says.

Mr Miller received an award from the city of Granbury for saving the boy's life and Brayden has fully recovered.

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