Police: Officer saves 8-week-old’s life with CPR

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville police say one of their officers saved an 8-week-old girl’s life with CPR. 

According to police, Officer Eric Hicks responded to a home on Donvic Drive on Saturday after the girl’s father called 911 saying she was unresponsive. 

When Hicks arrived, police said the father was performing CPR with help from a dispatcher. 

Police said Hicks took over the CPR and the girl later started to show signs of life. 

Witnesses told police the girl opened her eyes while in an ambulance that took her to Thomasville Medical Center. 

The girl “regained full consciousness” while in the ambulance, police spokesperson Sonja Crumbley said.  Her exact condition was not known as of Tuesday morning. 

It is not yet clear why the girl became unresponsive. 

No other details were provided.