Body camera records moment Georgia officer saves choking baby

Sergio Conner
December 7, 2017

Officer William Eng was not one of the officers dispatched to the scene, but made a decision to go after realizing how close by he was. He was the first to arrive on scene, where he hastily ran up three flights of stairs.

1010 WINS-When 29-day-old baby Bella stopped breathing on Friday, December 1st, her family quickly called 911.

After a minute, Eng's labours were rewarded when he "heard a little cry" and the baby began to move, according to the Savannah Morning News. Then, he saw her eyes open and she began moving again. "I was so relieved".

Bella's mother, Tina Adkins, and Officer Eng have since been reunited, with the grateful mother praising the officer's life-saving actions.

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She said: "I didn't know if it was a seizure, if she was throwing up or what was going on. Without him, she may not have been here today, so I thank God for him", Adkins told the Post. "She was turning blue. I just took a deep breath and did what I was trained to do". "Everything went blank in that moment - I guess because it's my child".

Eng did not hesitate to come to the family's aid, said his supervisor, Savannah-Chatham police Sgt. Phillip Collard.

"I just thank God for him", Adkins said of the officer.

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