Firefighter who saved life of baby speaks - KMOV.com

Firefighter who saved life of baby speaks

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Firefighter Matthew Hunter. Credit: KMOV Firefighter Matthew Hunter. Credit: KMOV
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A firefighter who saved the life of an 8-day-old girl in Fairview Heights spoke to News 4.

Firefighters responded to a gas leak at a home on Tuesday night. The family of a newborn baby that stopped breathing lives across the street from the gas leak saw fire trucks pull up and immediately ran outside. They then asked firefighters for help.

“The dad came out initially with the baby in his arms, and the mom followed him, and there was just a look of sheer terror,” said firefighter Matthew Hunter.

The baby is now doing better and receiving treatment at a hospital.

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