The actions of two Gardaí in County Meath have been lauded as heroic after the pair intervened to save the life of a baby girl by performing CPR on the child.
Garda Edel Dugdale and Garda Grace Murray were on duty when the mother of the baby brought the unresponsive three-month-old to seek help at Trim Garda station.
Thanks to the administration of CPR, An Garda Siochana said the baby ‘regained consciousness and was cared for until paramedics soon arrived’, adding that the “quick reaction of both Gardaí combined with their skill and ability to remain calm in this pressurised situation, is a fitting example of the everyday acts that members do to keep people safe.”
“We are relieved to know that both baby and mother are now doing well and have fully recovered from what must have been a traumatic experience.”
They also expressed their gratitude that the mother of the child had placed her trust in the officers during the emergency, noting that the nearest hospital to the scene of the incident was approximately 15 km away.