New Jersey transit officers revive baby born at train station

NEWARK, N.J. — A couple of New Jersey Transit officers are being hailed as heroes after reviving a baby who was found not breathing in a train station bathroom on Tuesday.

Officers found the unresponsive child with her mother, who had just given birth, inside the bathroom at Penn Station in Newark, WABC reported.

Officer Bryan Richards attempted lifesaving techniques, but the baby still did not take a breath. Officers rushed the newborn to the hospital. On the way, the child starts toed breathing as Richards continued lifesaving techniques while Officer Alberto Nunes continued driving.

“Good girl. Good girl. Good girl,” Richards said as they arrive at the hospital, video shows

The newborn is still at the hospital where she is expected to recover, WABC reported.

“It’s obviously not something you see every day, but as a department it’s something we do train on,” said Richards, who has a 7-month-old child. “We do train in CPR training every couple of years to keep our training up. When the stress and everything else ... you do go back to your training. And that’s exactly what we did.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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