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Leon County deputies save baby's life

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Leon County deputies save baby's life 1
Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 14:42:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two Leon County deputies have saved a baby girl's life.

On Thursday around 6:20 p.m., the Leon County Sheriff's Office says deputies Tyler Harrelson and Vincent Surace were called to a home on Wilkinson Street about a three-week old-baby, Callie Mae, who stopped breathing after choking on formula.

Harrelson helped by giving the baby girl chest compressions and the infant began breathing again.

EMS arrived on scene to take the baby to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

A hospital nurse later advised that the infant appeared fine.

When checking back in at the hospital emergency room, the deputy learned that the baby was doing okay. 

"After it was all said and done, I was just happy the child was alive and breathing and she can spend more days with her mother, and that's what it really all comes down to, is we are out there to help people and help protect lives and save lives," said Deputy Harrelson.

Deputy Harrelson has been on the job less than a year, and this was the first time he's had to put his CPR training to use.