Paso Robles police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a Good Samaritan who assisted an officer in providing medical aid to an 18-month-old who suffered a seizure and stopped breathing in late March.
With the woman’s help, the boy regained consciousness before emergency personnel could arrive. But as the child was being turned over to medics, the woman walked away before police could get her name.
The Paso Robles Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that at about 8:20 p.m. on March 29, police Sgt. Steve Lampe was patrolling near Pine and 12th streets when he noticed a vehicle blocking the road.
The occupants of the vehicle had abandoned it when they noticed their 18-month-old son was having a seizure and had stopped breathing while in his car seat. The boy’s parents got out of the car and began giving the boy aid while calling for help.
Lampe called emergency services and ran to help the family. While he was rendering emergency aid, an unidentified female passerby joined in to help the officer. In the news release, the department called the woman’s help “invaluable.”
Through the combined efforts of the woman and Lampe, the boy regained consciousness before emergency responders could arrive and take him via ambulance to Twin Cities Community Hospital.
Police say the boy is currently doing well, but the family and the department wish to personally thank the Good Samaritan for helping during the incident.
Paso Robles police Lt. Tim Murphy said the woman is described as white and between 35 and 40 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 237-6464.