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Bull Valley detective helps save child’s life

BULL VALLEY – A Bull Valley detective on Thursday helped save the life of a toddler by performing CPR, according to a police report.

Detective Jim Page responded when there was a call just after 2:20 p.m Thursday on Route 120 west of Thompson Road for an unconscious 14-month-old, Jackson Gordon, who had a seizure.

Jackson’s mother, Abby Ramirez of Wonder Lake, was holding the child, who was bluish, struggling to breath and appeared to be choking, according to the report.

Page cleared Jackson’s airway, but he stopped breathing and had no heartbeat.

Page started chest compressions, which led to shallow breathing for a brief period. When breathing stopped again, Page struck Jackson on the back several times to help drain fluid from his mouth.

“After about 30 seconds, the child awoke and began to cry,” the report said.

Members of the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District arrived and took Jackson to Centegra Hospital – McHenry. Jackson later was transferred to Lutheran General Hospital and was released on Friday.

– Northwest Herald

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