New App Has the Potential to Save a Baby's Life

The smartphone app helped a man spring into action and assist a nearby child who had stopped breathing.
1:43 | 09/03/14

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Now to that incredible rescue all thanks to a very smart app for your smartphone. A Washington state man's springing into action when he got a message alerting a baby nearby stopped breathing. This morning, the power of technology helping to save lives. We have an infant who is not breathing. Okay, are they awake at all? No. Reporter: When a month-old baby stopped and Leslie wreck's shop she called 911. I saw her and she was saying he's not breathing. Reporter: But two blocks away mechanic Jeff Olson heard an alarm go off. He registered it with the app pulse point. Alerting people who know how to do cpr with local emergencies. I looked at it and it said cpr needed and I gave the address. Reporter: With first responders still several minutes away, Olsen arrived and immediately performed a life-saving service. This guy came out of nowhere and just scooped the baby up and really knew what he was doing which was such a blessing. I don't think I've ever done cpr on an infant before or rescue breathing and it was when I got done I shook for about ten minutes. Reporter: The Spokane fire department grateful for the assist. The reason why we are so invested in this technology is because you can be a life saver. Reporter: While Leslie, the mother and her baby, grateful for their new friend who had the foresight to simply download an app. That's really awesome and the Spokane fire department officials added that they're so happy they made the decision to become connected to pulse point and this app has the potential to save thousands of lives out there and, Lara, you have

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