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South NJ officer, citizen save young boy’s life

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey police officer and a citizen saved the life of a 4-year-old boy who had stopped breathing.

The Asbury Park Press reports Lakewood officer Sean Doyle was in a marked patrol car in a fire department parking lot when the child’s father drove in around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the child had no pulse and his lips were turning blue.

The father handed the child to Doyle, who used his radio to call for emergency responders. He then started breathing resuscitation efforts and was soon joined by a citizen who gave the child CPR.

The boy soon began breathing again, though it was labored, and was taken to a hospital. He was in critical but stable condition on Wednesday.