NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Brooklyn mother is praising two NYPD officers who used rescue techniques to revive her baby after he had stopped breathing.
Christine Maresca, 32, said she was feeding her 2-week-old son Michael late Sunday night when he started choking and stopped breathing, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
“It was very scary, it was horrible,” Maresca said.
Maresca called 911, desperately asking for help, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.
“He was choking. He couldn’t breathe. He was turning color,” she said. “I was begging them to please come help, and they did. The police were actually the first to arrive.”