Quick action by two police officers Saturday afternoon saved the life of a toddler in Manhattan.
Police say Officers Michael Konatsotis and David Roussine responded to a call of an unconscious baby in an Upper East Side Apartment at around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.
That's when they saw a father holding his 15-month-old daughter outside the building.
Police say Officer Konatsotis, a former EMT, gave the baby girl mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in the front seat of the patrol car as they drove to the hospital.
"We were very proud to see that once we pulled up to the emergency room at New York Hospital, we heard the baby give a belch, and we were so proud of that," Konatsotis said. "It was a great feeling. It was great to see the family, the parents, just happy."
"We just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and we're glad everything, the child, the young girl is recovering," Roussine said.
Authorities say the baby is expected to recover.