Mountain View police officer reunites with toddler he helped save

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MOUNTAIN VIEW (KRON) — A Mountain View police officer reunited with the 2-year-old boy on Monday he helped save last week.

On March 14, Officer Curtis Lau responded to a call about an unresponsive toddler.

Lau arrived to find the 2-year-old staring blankly and not moving. His family huddled around him unsure of what was wrong.

Lau turned the toddler over and patted his back to see if there was anything stuck in his throat. When the 2-year-old didn’t move or respond, Lau turned the boy back over and started performing CPR, police said.

After a few second, the toddler blinked and gasped for air.

Mountain View firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and rushed the boy to the hospital.

“I have no doubt that Officer Lau saved that child’s life and I am extremely proud of how he handled the situation.,” said Sgt. Wahed Magee, who was with Lau when they responded to the March 14 call.

On Monday, a week after the incident, Lau visited the recovering toddler at his home and gave him a stuffed blue teddy bear during the reunion.

“Thank you for saving Eddy,” the boy’s mother said.

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