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CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. – A baby is now recovering in the hospital after deputies jumped into action to save her at Clackamas Town Center.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, deputies were called to the mall after a week-old infant stopped breathing in the portrait studio at JCPenney.
They found Audrey Harmon pale and unresponsive alongside her distraught parents. They believed she chocked on some fluids.
Her mother called 911 as her father and some Good Samaritans tried to perform infant CPR before deputies arrived.
Deputies jumped into action, performing chest compressions while trying to keep the baby’s airway open. They also used a nose sucker to remove fluid from her nose.
Two minutes later, paramedics got there and rushed her to the hospital at Oregon Health and Science University.
Audrey is still in intensive care but her condition is improving.
Last Sunday, a week after the incident, her parents invited the deputies who saved her life to the hospital to thank them and let them visit the baby. Her parents said they wanted to take a picture to one day show Audrey the men who saved her life.