Los Angeles Police officer save child who was not breathing

Earlier this week, a Los Angeles Police Department officer rescued a child who was not breathing, and the lifesaving measures were captured on bodycam video.

According to police, the incident occurred Tuesday at the LAPD Harbor Division Station in San Pedro. Officer Nick Ferara was meeting with a member of the community when a nearby parent began yelling for assistance.

Bodycam footage shows a Los Angeles Police Department officer save a child who was not breathing, Aug. 23, 2022. (Los Angeles Police Department)

Bodycam footage from Ferara shows a person carrying the child toward the bathroom. The officer follows them, takes the child in his arms, and begins patting him on the back — a type of child CPR.

“I don’t know if he’s breathing right now,” Ferara is heard saying. The two then take the child to the bathroom, where the officer continues to pat the child on the back, accompanied by a plea of, “Breathe, c’mon.”

Watch the video:

Officer Ferara continues to administer CPR while the parent splashes water on the child. When another officer reports that the boy is breathing, they place him on the ground.

LAPD officer jumps into action to save child who was not breathing. (Los Angeles Police Department)

According to the department, the child was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover fully.

“It’s never too late to learn first aid,” the department said.