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Galloway Cop Saves Baby With Pediatric CPR

Officer Matthew Worth used pediatric CPR to help a 16-month-old child regain consciousness and resume breathing.

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A Galloway Police Officer’s quick thinking and knowledge of CPR saved the life of an infant last week, Galloway Police announced on Monday.

Officer Matthew Worth reported to an address on Federal Court at 5:45 p.m. on Friday following a 9-1-1 call of a pediatric seizure.

The family took him to a 16-month-old child who was unconscious and not breathing. Worth provided rescue breaths and performed pediatric CPR.

As a result, the child’s breathing was restored. The child began to cry indicating that he fully regained consciousness.

He was then transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division via Galloway Township ambulance for medical evaluation.

The child has since been released to his parents and is doing well.

galloway7757 March 31, 2014 at 09:09 PM
This article makes it seem like he is the only cop in the entire world that knows how to do CPR. Every first responder has to be trained and remain actively certified in First Aid and CPR/AED. This is a skill that most 15 year olds know how to do as pool lifeguards. I am happy to see that the child is okay and is recovering.
L.ofgalloway April 01, 2014 at 09:23 AM
galloway7757--- I've heard rumors that the Clubs (not sure which section) have approved the installation of cameras. A friend of mine from Brigantine has been contemplating purchasing one as an investment after hearing this from a Realtor. Would you know if there's any truth to any of this?
galloway7757 April 01, 2014 at 11:15 AM
I cannot confirm whether or not they have. At the same time, it would not come as a surprise to me with the serious crimes that have been occurring such as last nights shooting.

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