Bonny Eagle HS grad gets national attention for saving a baby

NOW: Trooper from Maine saves baby in S.C.

(NEWS CENTER)-- A former Bonny Eagle High School student is getting national attention for helping save a baby's life. Ben Crocker is a South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper who recently who had a woman pull up to him on the side of the road saying her baby needed help.
Trooper Crocker went into action.

"I took the baby and laid him flat on the backseat of the car and checked his airway to make sure there was nothing blocking his airway. I watched his chest slowly rise and fall and it wasn't good or normal. After evaluating the airway to make sure it was not blocked, I did light sternum rubs until I could get a response from the child, and once I got a response, and he started crying, I knew he was breathing again and everything would be OK until the ambulance got there and they could evaluate him further."

Trooper Crocker has not been reunited with the baby or the family since the incident, but says he was told by staff at the local hospital that the baby was in fact doing well.

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