This is the incredible moment an off-duty nurse saved the life of a baby on a flight 30 minutes after take-off.
Sister Tamara Panzino was aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 1691 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Orlando, Florida on Thursday when a three-month-old girl stopped breathing.
The heartwarming filmingshared by Fox35 meteorologist Ian Cassette, who was on board the plane, reportedly shows baby Anjelé smiling again after being revived.
Sister Tamara responded quickly after the infant stopped responding about 30 minutes after takeoff, Fox35 said.
The nurse immediately massaged the baby’s chest and legs to stimulate breathing.
Cassette filmed the crowd applauding and cheering as the relieved parents held their smiling child after Nurse Tamara resuscitated her.
“I’ve never felt so much nervous energy before. The second we saw those helping Angelé smile, we all breathed a sigh of relief,” Cassette said on his Twitter thread.
“On my return flight from Pittsburgh to Orlando, a baby stopped breathing three rows ahead of me,” the meteorologist said when he posted the footage to Twitter.
“Luckily a nurse [Tamara Panzino] was able to get the baby to breathe again.”
It’s unclear why the little girl stopped breathing; and her parents confirmed she had no breathing problems prior to this week’s incident.
“Three-month-old Anjelé’s parents were horrified and had never experienced anything like this before,” Cassette said after speaking to the parents off-camera.
Tamara has been a nurse for over 20 years.
“If you have to step forward and do the right thing, you do it. It was just a happy story and I felt really good,” Tamara told Fox35.
Cassette, meanwhile, recalled how Tamara’s parents praised Tamara’s “heroic actions” in saving little Anjelé.
Due to their quick response to the medical emergency, the pilots were able to continue the flight and Spirit Airlines Flight 1691 landed in Orlando seven minutes earlier than scheduled, FlightRadar 24 data showed.
“The pilot asked if they had to land. After the nurse and crew saw that the baby was recovering, they said it wasn’t necessary,” explained Cassette.
The meteorologist also commended the flight crew for their help.
In a statement Thursday night, Spirit Airlines said: “We are currently gathering information to learn more. We thank our crew and our guests for the quick response.
“Our flight attendants are trained to respond to inflight medical emergencies and utilize a variety of resources, including communicating with our designated on-call medical professionals on the ground, use of inflight medical kits, and assistance from licensed medical professionals who are onboard travel by plane.”
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