A Baby Stopped Breathing During a Flight . . . And a Passenger Who Teaches CPR Saved Its Life
A 15-month-old baby suddenly stopped breathing during a flight from Tampa to Phoenix on Tuesday. So the pilot headed to Houston for an emergency landing. But obviously the baby didn't have much time.
Luckily, a guy from Tampa named Garrett Goodwin was sitting two rows behind the kid. He's a former Army medic who now teaches CPR for a LIVING.
He immediately jumped up to help when the kid's grandmother realized something was wrong.
He started doing chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth, and says there was a moment when he didn't think it would work. But suddenly, the kid came back around and started CRYING.
And at that point, some of the other passengers ALSO started crying because they were so relieved. The flight ended up landing in Phoenix an hour late, and a bunch of people missed connecting flights . . . but no one complained about it.
According to Garrett, he was just in the right place at the right time. And he hopes anyone with training would have done the same thing. Also, it's not clear why the baby stopped breathing, but he's okay. And Garrett even got to visit with him yesterday. (Fox10 / ABC News)