Miracle on a Plane: Passengers Save Baby Who Stopped Breathing

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 13, 2014   |   3:16PM   |   Phoenix, AZ

Passengers on a plane earlier this week helped save a baby’s life when the infant stopped breathing.

Hero Garrett Goodwin leaped into action and US Airways Flight 678 erupted with cheers of joy when the baby was revived. The tiny baby reportedly had a seizure and turned purple, prompting US Airways Flight 678 to make an emergency landing.

baby34Some footage of the dramatic incident on the aircraft, travelling from Tampa to Phoenix, shows Garrett Goodwin leap to the baby’s aid after he fell ill. Goodwin, who teaches CPR, can be seen holding the baby as the plane begins its diversion because of a “medical emergency”. Two passengers, believed to be medical professionals, treated the baby and cries of joy erupted throughout the cabin when the baby was revived.

Fox News has further details:

Garrett Goodwin, the medic on the flight, gave the baby chest compression and rescue breathing.

“Absolutely, you’re scared. But your training kicks in,” Goodwin said. “I was at the right place at the right time. […] I hope anybody with any amount of training would have done that.”

One woman called it the “miracle on Flight 678” and said, “When we heard the baby cry, it was a teary moment for everybody.”