BARABOO, Wis., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin snowplow driver is credited with saving a baby when the infant stopped breathing during a blizzard.
Around 3:30 a.m. Feb. 2, Manuel Canales, a driver for the Sauk County Highway Department, heard over his scanner that an infant had stopped breathing in North Freedom, the Baraboo (Wis.) News Review reported.
The dispatcher requested a Baraboo ambulance at the scene. "I knew they didn't have any time, so I just took off," Canales said.
Four-month-old Jeramiah Jasper was gasping for air when North Freedom First Responders arrived and gave him oxygen.
Canales replowed the road to Baraboo as snow covered his first track.
"If he hadn't plowed that out for us it would have been almost impossible," said Ida Feine, an EMT with the Baraboo District Ambulance Service. "We pretty much drove on the wrong side of the road all the way back."
The baby's mother, Amber Jasper, said doctors at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo diagnosed him with an upper respiratory infection. He was taken to Reedsburg Area Medical Center, where he spent the night.
Jasper thanked all who came to help. "If it wasn't for them I don't know what would have happened," she said.