Bill Hogenson saves Nessa Shoup's life by using a turkey baster.
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LUDINGTON, Michigan - (WPBN) A Good Samaritan and a common kitchen utensil are being credited with saving a Michigan baby's life.
Two weeks ago Bill Hogenson of Ludington was working outside with his son when he overheard a frightening conversation.
"We heard one of the babysitters talking on the phone to 911 saying that the baby is purple and not breathing," Hogenson said.
That's when Hogenson leapt into action. He took off sprinting past the babysitter who yelled "she's upstairs!". He made his way upstairs, took 5-month-old Nessa Shoup from the lap of another babysitter and started performing CPR, but she was still struggling to breath. He knew he had to try something else.
"I went into the drawer and found a turkey baster and used the turkey baster to clear her nasal passage and her airway," Hogenson described.
He patted her on the back, spun her around and saw a good sign.
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