Baby's life saved in dramatic roadside CPR rescue

Pamela Rauseo, 37, performs CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling her...

Pamela Rauseo, 37, performs CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling her SUV over on the side of the road along the west bound lane on Florida State Road 836 just east of 57th Avenue when Sebastian stopped breathing. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/QMI Agency)

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A woman stopped traffic on a Miami area highway Thursday afternoon when she jumped from her car with a baby in her arms and screamed for help.

The baby wasn't breathing and was turning blue, the Miami Herald reported.

Other drivers stopped to try to help a panicked Pamela Rauseo get her five-month-old nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz, to breathe again.

Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz, who was right behind Rauseo, left his car to help. He found a police officer who did chest compressions on the baby while Rauseo breathed into the baby's mouth.

The baby started breathing, but then stopped, the Herald reported.

Other emergency workers arrived to help, and the baby was barely breathing when he was rushed to hospital where he is in stable condition.

While helping with saving the little boy, Diaz also captured the scene in photos.


Pamela Rauseo, 37, performs CPR on her nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling her SUV over on the side of the road along the west bound lane on Florida State Road 836 just east of 57th Avenue when Sebastian stopped breathing.

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