NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:42 PM
Watch as Trooper Matthew Stoffer of the Mansfield Post performs CPR on an unresponsive 1-year-old. He responded to a call that a driver (the child’s father) was driving at a high rate of speed with hazard lights on. Upon seeing Trooper Stoffer’s marked vehicle, the driver pulled onto the berm on his own and yelled to the trooper that his daughter was unresponsive. He and his wife were trying to get to a hospital. After performing CPR, the baby was still motionless but was breathing on her own. Mifflin Township EMS arrived and transported her to Mansfield Med-Central Hospital, where she was flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She is now in stable condition.Trooper Stoffer is receiving a Certificate of Recognition on November 4.
Posted by Ohio State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
An Ohio trooper helped save a baby girl’s life when he performed CPR on her by the side of the road, officials said.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Stoffer drove up to the infant’s desperate parents as they were rushing her to a Mansfield hospital with their hazard lights on, according to dashcam video footage OSHP released Wednesday.
The girl’s father pulled over and yelled out that his daughter was unresponsive, so Stoffer sprang into action in the Sept. 21 stop.
He called for an ambulance and then performed CPR on the 1-year-old girl, Stoffer told the Daily News. He noticed the girl begin to breathe again after 12 compressions.
The ambulance drove the girl to Mansfield Med-Central Hospital, where a helicopter then flew her to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, roughly 66 miles away. She’s now in stable condition, according to OSHP.
“In a stressful situation like that, your training kicks in, it really does,” said Stoffer, 33, an 11-year veteran trooper.
“Everyone does the job they’re trained to do to try to save a life. I feel fortunate and blessed to have been able to do that.”
He received a certificate of recognition Wednesday.
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