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Baby Rescued On Miami Expressway

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Traffic came to a halt on the Dolphin Expressway in Miami on Thursday night when 37-year-old Pamela Rauseo stopped her SUV, jumped out and cried for help.

In her arms was her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz — and he wasn’t breathing.

Al Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Miami Herald, happened to be driving behind the woman.

“A woman pops out of the car and starts screaming ‘My baby can’t breathe! My baby can’t breathe! Call 911!’ So I got out of my car and ran over to help her,” Diaz told CBSMiami.

“As a photojournalist you want to capture these images, but as a human being you want to get help,” he told the New York Daily News.

He managed to do both.

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Officer Ben Crumlin was cruising through Montgomery County at 1 a.m. Monday, keeping his eyes peeled for possible drunk drivers or the smash-and-grab thieves who’ve been busting into area businesses recently. Behind him came a speeding car — horn blaring, headlights flashing.

Probably someone running me down to report a wreck, the officer thought, stopping in the left lane of three-lane Randolph Road. A gold sedan stopped next to him with its driver’s-side window down.

“My baby’s not breathing,” the man said. “My baby’s not breathing.”

Crumlin got out of his cruiser — all 6-feet, 7-inch, 320-pound, former college football player of him — and grabbed for his portable radio. What transpired over the next few minutes — an airway check, CPR, light chest compressions — may have saved the 9-day-old baby’s life.

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Moments after finishing his first snowboard run of the season at Afton Alps, 17-year-old Dan Mannon trudged back to the ski lift Saturday for another crack at the slope. He took a few steps and then crumpled to the ground, going into cardiac arrest.

Shane Linehan, a former Washington County sheriff’s deputy standing a few feet away with his daughters, knelt at Mannon’s side and began administering CPR. Almost immediately he was joined by Kevin Neubauer, a ski instructor at the resort in Washington County’s Denmark Township. Only yards away, Afton Alps general manager Joe Yasis grabbed an automated external defibrillator (AED) and ran to the scene.

Working together, the three men managed to resuscitate the unconscious teenager.

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