Tot’s life is saved by passing PC

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ONE-YEAR-OLD HARRY Robinson is a picture of health as he poses in a police woolly hat after his life was saved by a passing PC.

In her panic the nursery nurse forgot her first aid training when she noticed her little boy had gone limp and blue following a fit and his eyes had rolled to the back of his head.

Ruth said: “I went to the back door to get his shoes and as I came back to the pushchair he was blue and limp.

“It was awful, I honestly thought he was dying. I was so scared that all my training went out the window.”

Instead the despairing mum ran out into the street, in Selby, where PC Morton was on patrol in a marked police van.

He said: “It was a wet afternoon and as I came to the junction of this particular street I saw a young woman emerge from a house waving and shouting frantically at anyone who was passing.

“I went over to help and when I saw baby Harry my heart sank, he was floppy, grey, his lips had turned blue and his eyes had rolled into the back of his head.

“I quickly remembered the training we had been given and dealt with the problem facing me as I knew time was of the essence.

“I managed to calm Harry’s mum down and got her involved. I loosened Harry’s clothing and began to lightly massage his chest while at the same time blew small breaths into his mouth.

“After a few breaths his eyes started to move and he miraculously began breathing on his own.

“I was amazed at how quickly he came round and within a few minutes he was wearing my yellow woolly hat and was wrapped in my police jacket. I am only too glad that I was in the right place at the right time and was able to help baby Harry and his mum.”

Chief Inspector Mark Khan, Safer Neighbourhood Commander for the Selby District praised PC Morton’s actions, he said: “Tony acted in the best traditions of the police service and is a credit to North Yorkshire Police.

“The incident could so easily have ended in tragedy and we could have been facing a very different and difficult situation.”

Harry was taken to York District Hospital where he remained for the night.

He is now back at home fit and well.

Ruth thanked PC Morton and hand delivered a card and chocolates to Selby police station in order to show her gratitude.

She said: “I am very grateful to Tony and I feel lucky that he was there at the right time.”

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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