RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A dispatcher, a mom and a police officer together helped save a teenage boy’s life in Riverside, and the effort was all caught on video.
A mom in Riverside had called 911 frantic because she had come home from the store on July 8 to find her 16-year-old son passed out, not breathing, and without a pulse.READ MORE: New COVID-19 Variant Raising Alarms, Restrictions
For three minutes, dispatcher Olivia Santos walked the boy’s mom through CPR and sent Riverside police Officer Matthew Rhoades to the home.
Rhoades’ body-worn camera showed the tense moments he pumped the boy’s chest, and instructed the mother on when to breath.READ MORE: Black Friday Shoppers Return Despite Pandemic, Recent Rash Of Smash-And-Grab Robberies
After about a minute, the boy began breathing again.
Firefighters also responded to the scene to help the boy.MORE NEWS: Black Friday: Another High-End Store Is Robbed, Prompting LAPD To Issue City-Wide Tactical Alert
Police say the boy has made a full recovery.