Police officers in Springfield have revived an infant who had stopped breathing.
Springfield police said in a Facebook post that three officers responded to a report of a three-month-old boy who wasn't breathing on Tuesday. They found the mother performing CPR but the boy was motionless and his skin was bluish.
The officers took over life-saving measures, providing CPR and administering oxygen. The boy spit up, regained consciousness, and began breathing on his own after about five minutes, the department said.
The boy was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for further treatment, but his mother said he was doing well, the department reported.
Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood said in the Facebook post that she was proud of Officers Francisco Luna, Josue Cruz and Luis Delgado for averting a potential tragedy.
“These officers did an amazing job," she said. “When a baby is in distress that can be one of the most difficult calls officers ever respond to."