Md.Trooper Saves Newborn With CPR

A Maryland state trooper on his way to work Monday helped a couple whose newly born baby wasn't breathing.


PASADENA, Md. --

A Maryland state trooper on his way to work Monday helped a couple whose newly born baby wasn't breathing.

Sgt. Daniel McLain stopped on Route 100 near Route 10 just before 8 a.m. to help what he thought was a disabled motorist.

He approached a man and the vehicle and saw that a woman in the backseat had just given birth.

"The trooper saw the baby was blue and was still attached to the umbilical cord," state police said in a news release. "Without hesitation, Sgt. McLain immediately began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the newborn."

The baby responded to the CPR and began breathing, police said. The mother and child were taken by ambulance to Greater Baltimore Medical Center and were said to be doing well. Their names weren't released.

McLain is a 20-year-veteran of the Maryland State Police.

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