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Florida briefs: Baby in stable condition after CPR rescue

MIAMI

Baby saved by CPR amid traffic recovering

A South Florida infant whose aunt used CPR to help save him on a busy South Florida's highway is in stable condition and smiling.

The 5-month-old baby was fighting a chest infection and crying in the back of his aunt's car Thursday on the Dolphin Expressway in Miami, when he lost consciousness. Pamela Rauseo halted her SUV, called for help and performed CPR on her nephew.

A Miami Herald photographer who happened on the scene captured her efforts and those of other rescuers. The baby was whisked to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Jackson doctor Juan Solano said Friday the infant remained in critical care.

The boy was born prematurely and already suffered respiratory issues. Solano hopes international coverage of the boy's rescue will prompt others to learn CPR.

KEY WEST

Cuban windsurfer found barely alive

The third and last Cuban migrant who disappeared while trying to windsurf across the Florida Straits has been found adrift.

Coast Guard officials found the man late Friday afternoon. He was barely able to speak. Coast Guardsman Petty Officer Third Class Alex Davis tells the Key West Citizen the man would probably not have made it one more day. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is investigating and will determine whether the men will be taken back to Cuba.

The three migrants left Jibacoa, Cuba, on Tuesday. One made it to Key West more than nine hours later and told authorities that he lost sight of the others about 60 miles south of Key West. A second was found by a boater Thursday.

Times wires

Florida briefs: Baby in stable condition after CPR rescue 02/22/14 [Last modified: Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:41pm]
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