Burlington officer saves man, woman in labor in 24 hours - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Burlington officer saves man, woman in labor in 24 hours

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BURLINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) - It's been a busy 24 hours for a Burlington police officer who saved a man in cardiac arrest and helped a woman give birth within that time span.

Officer Ryan Griffin was wrapping up his shift when he was sent to an emergency where a man fell and hit his head.

When Griffin got there, he couldn't find a pulse so he immediately bagan to administer CPR.

"That was the first time I had to go hands on with a cardiac arrest," he said.

Officials got a pulse in the ambulance and the man survived.

As soon as Griffin came in for his next shift he received a 911 call from a woman who went into labor on the way to the hospital.

"She tells me her daughter is in the backseat and a baby is on the way, minute and a half from Lahey Clinic."

Thanks to Griffin's help, the hospital was ready to help mom delivery a healthy baby girl. She says she is grateful for what the first responders did for her.

"At the end of the day you just want to make sure everyone makes it and everyone is alright," Griffin said.
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