TSA officer saves infant who stopped breathing at airport

Airport Baby Saved
Posted at 8:47 PM, Dec 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 22:47:03-05

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newly released video shows a security officer leaping over conveyor belt rollers and saving a 2-month-old boy who stopped breathing at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint.

The footage from Newark Liberty International Airport was released Thursday by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. It shows TSA officer Cecilia Morales springing into action to resuscitate the child Dec. 9 after his mother picked him up from a car carrier and noticed he wasn't breathing.

Morales is an EMT who has been a TSA officer for about two months. She told the agency that she performed the infant Heimlich maneuver.