Deputy Saves Two-Month-Old Boy

Deputy Doug Smith saved a life on May Day.

Santa Cruz Sheriff's Deputy Doug Smith swiftly answered a Mayday call on Tuesday May 1, when he saved a two-month-old boy's life.

According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Jjst after 4:30 p.m., rescue personnel were dispatched to 17th Avenue and Capitola Road in Live Oak where there was an infant that was not breathing inside a laundromat. 

Smith, a 10-year veteran with the sheriff's office, found the infant and provided rescue breaths until the baby was able to begin breathing on his own again, according to the sheriff's office.

Minutes later, paramedics arrived and took over care of the child and additional sheriff's office personnel tended to the boy's distraught mother. 

The baby was then taken to a hospital for further medical care. 

According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Smith is a canine handler with "extensive medical first responder training."

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Chuck May 03, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Nice job, Deputy.


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