NYPD Officers Save 2-Week-Old Brooklyn Boy Who Stopped Breathing

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    Sgt. Michael Dario, left, and Elias Khan, are being hailed as NYPD heroes.

    Two officers saved a 2-week-old Brooklyn boy who stopped breathing over the weekend by finger-sweeping his mouth as his face turned blue and administering back thrusts, authorities say.

    Sgt. Michael Dario and Officer Elias Khan were on routine patrol when 911 dispatchers got a call about the baby at a home on 74th Avenue in Bensonhurst shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

    The baby's 32-year-old mother met the officers as they arrived. They found the boy unresponsive, his face turning blue.

    Khan did a finger-sweep of the infant's mouth to make sure his airway wasn't obstructed, then began administering back thrusts after putting the baby in a proper position.

    Meanwhile, Dario summoned medical help. But within 10 to 15 seconds, the child began breathing.

    He's hospitalized in stable condition. It wasn't clear what caused him to stop breathing.

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