HAILED A HERO: SC trooper saves 3-month-old who stopped breathing

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina trooper is being hailed a hero after he saved an infant who had stopped breathing.

Trooper Benjamin Crocker said he had just pulled someone over on I-26 in North Charleston, when a car pulled up behind him. He said it was unusual and it caught his attention.

A mother in the car started screaming that her 3-month-old had stopped breathing, according to Crocker.

Crocker checked the baby’s airway, rubbed his sternum and got him breathing.

“If the man upstairs didn’t say ‘Hey you gotta do this today, you gotta help me out with one,’ I wouldn’t have been there. I think everything happens for a reason and for that day I guess I was just placed there,” Crocker said.

EMS workers rushed the child to the hospital.

Crocker said he hasn’t been in touch with the family since, but wants to reconnect to see how the child is doing.

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