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Hospital discharges baby saved by deputy's quick-action

Posted: 2:35 PM, May 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-11 18:35:21Z

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 3-month-old Florida boy whose life was saved when a quick-acting sheriff's deputy rushed him to a hospital has been discharged and sent home.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said baby Kingston was discharged from the hospital Friday.

Two days earlier, Kingston's mother flagged down K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix at an Ocala, Florida, intersection.

She told the deputy that Kingston was unresponsive and that she needed help.

Dix tried unsuccessfully to revive Kingston but then decided to put Kingston in his patrol car and rush him to a hospital rather than wait for an ambulance. The sheriff's office posted dashcam video of the episode on Facebook.

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Doctors have told the sheriff's office that Kingston will make a full recovery.

The sheriff's office credits Nix with saving Kingston's life.