Tragedy was averted last week when a Southampton Town police officer revived a tot who was discovered without a pulse inside his family’s Westhampton home last week, authorities said.
Officer Kristian LoRusso responded to the home on Feb. 3 after the one-year-old’s sister reported the emergency to 911, police said.
When LoRusso arrived, he was handed the child and noticed that the little boy was blue and didn’t have a pulse.
The 16-year veteran sprung into action by performing “rescue breathing and chest compressions on the child,” who subsequently began breathing on his own, police said in a press release.
The child was then transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment, police said. Authorities did not say what caused the child to stop breathing.
Southampton Town police credited LoRusso with saving the child’s life. Southampton Town police said LoRusso has worked in the department for 16 years. Before his stint in Southampton, LoRusso worked for nearly three years with the NYPD.