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Sheriff's Deputy Saves Baby, All Caught on Body Cam

He's a hero. We'll tell you how you can be a hero too by learning CPR.

When a Sheriff's deputy in South Carolina made a routine traffic stop last month, he had no idea he would end up saving the life of a newborn baby.

His department just posted body camera video of the dramatic rescue on their Facebook page:

The cop in the video is Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy Will Kimbro. He was on routine patrol June 11, when he saw a car speeding and pulled the driver over. He soon discovered why they were driving so fast: the driver jumped out and started shouting that the baby had stopped breathing.

Deputy Kimbro massaged the baby's heart through her chest while waiting for paramedics

Kimbro picked up the baby, who was struggling to breath, then put the tiny girl back on her mother's lap and started patting her face and massaging her chest. "Come on baby, cry for me, cry for me," he can be heard saying. The baby, who was just 12 days old at the time, seems to go in and out of consciousness, going limp, then starting to cry. "As long as she's crying like that she's breathing. I want you to cry. Come on."

Paramedics arrived and rushed the baby to the hospital where she was treated and then released.

"Because of Deputy Kimbro's steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day-old baby was able to live," the sheriff's office said on Facebook .

You could be a hero like Deputy Kimbro, just by learning to perform CPR. The American Red Cross offers training classes in towns across the country. Click here, then plug in your city and state and they'll show you a list of upcoming training in your area .

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