Friday, June 22, 2018
Transportation

Flight from Tampa diverted in Texas for ill baby (w/video)

HOUSTON — A US Airways jet bound from Tampa to Phoenix was safely diverted Tuesday to Houston after a baby on board became sick.

The Houston Fire Department on Wednesday said medical personnel who happened to be on Flight 678 responded and cared for the child, whose name and hometown were not released.

The baby boy was stable when the plane landed Tuesday night at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and he was transported to a hospital.

A passenger on the flight interviewed by KSAZ-TV, a Fox affiliate in Arizona, said he is a trained medic and administered CPR after the baby stopped breathing.

"I did chest compressions, cleared his mouth, gave him some rescue breathing, stimulated him. He came back around," the passenger, identified as Garrett Goodwin, told the TV station.

Messages left with US Airways were not immediately returned Wednesday.

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