FORT ST. JAMES, BC: On Sunday May 6, 2018, officers from the Fort St. James detachment were called to assist BC Ambulance at a home in Tachie, a First Nations community 65 km north of Fort St. James…
The medical call involved a woman who had unexpectedly given birth and the baby appeared to be in distress. BC Ambulance was enroute and asked for police assistance.
Cst. Sanders arrived before the paramedics and immediately knew something was not right. The newborn showed obvious signs of distress and did not appear to be breathing.
Cst. Sanders assessed the baby’s vital signs, and with the help of a family member, performed CPR. The baby began to breathe and move its arms. BC Ambulance had then arrived and took the mother and baby to hospital, where it has been reported that both are doing just fine.
Because of Cst. Sanders recognition of the respiratory distress, quick reaction, and immediately initiating CPR, a newborn baby’s life was saved.
“After hearing of Constable Sanders involvement in saving this baby’s life I couldn’t be more proud”, said Corporal Jeff Raffle, FNP NCO i/c, Fort St. James RCMP. “He reacted under extreme stress and, as a result, saved a life.”