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Miami Herald Photographer Helps Save Baby on Highway

The Dolphin Expressway
The Dolphin Expressway
Flickr cc/ Leoncillo Sabino

Yesterday afternoon as traffic clogged the Dolphin Expressway in Miami, a woman jumped out of her car holding her 5-month-old nephew, who was having trouble breathing and turning blue.

Right behind her in his car was Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz (famous for having taken this image of Elian Gonzalez, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize). While Pamela Rouseo performed CPR on her nephew, Diaz ran and flagged down a police officer who jumped out to help. Fire-rescue guys soon arrived on the scene.

Things turned out OK for Kendall woman Rouseo and her nephew, Sebastian de la Cruzwho was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Diaz got powerful pictures of Rouseo helping the baby with rescue breathing, and a passerby, Lucla Godoy, who jumped out of her car to help. Read more about the drama here.

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