NOGALES, Ariz. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer assigned to the Area Port of Nogales, Ariz. performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an unresponsive two-month-old United States citizen child.
On March 4, 2023, at approximately 5:20 p.m. MST, CBP Officers saw a woman getting out of her vehicle and running towards the vehicle primary lanes carrying a child in her arms. The woman was requesting help for her infant child which was not breathing. A CBP officer escorted the mother and her child to vehicle primary where another CBP officer noticed the child appeared to be pale in color with purple lips and immediately started performing CPR.
After performing chest compressions, the child began to move. The CBP officer placed the child on his chest who then began vomiting the objects that were blocking his airway and returned the child back to his mother.
Emergency Medical Services were immediately notified. Nogales Fire Department arrived and transported the mother and child to Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona.
“CBP officers, are dedicated to the safety and security of all whom they encounter and regularly provide medical aid to travelers at our national ports of entry,” said Michael Humphries, Area Port Director, Nogales, AZ. “I could not be prouder of the officers who reacted quickly and efficiently to save the child’s life.”