High school student's quick action saves baby

4 years 3 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, November 18 2014 Nov 18, 2014 Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:56:48 AM CST November 18, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

HIGH RIDGE (AP) - A suburban St. Louis high school student is being credited with saving a baby's life.

KSDK-TV reports that Hillsboro High School student Abby Snodgrass knew what to do with an 11-month-old stopped breathing Wednesday inside a Walmart store in High Ridge.

Snodgrass was in a dressing room when she heard an emergency call. She ran out to find a crowd surrounding the infant and panicked mother.

Snodgrass had recently learned CPR in school. She began doing chest compressions and the child began breathing again.

High Ridge Fire District Chief Mike Arnhart says the child may not have survived if not for Snodgrass' quick actions.

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