(CUMBERLAND, MD Oct. 14, 2014) – A Maryland state trooper located a car this morning in order to provide life saving aid to a non-breathing infant along Interstate 68, in Cumberland, Maryland.
Trooper First Class Matthew Schoenadel was standing by the eastbound ramp from I-68 to Winchester Road about 7:40 a.m. this morning, after the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack received a panic call from a woman stating her grandson was not breathing. Tfc. Schoenadel located and stopped the vehicle, immediately advising the occupants he was there to help.
When Tfc. Schoenadel saw the infant, the baby was not breathing. He appeared pale and his eyes were rolled back in his head. Without hesitation, he turned baby boy on his stomach to clear the baby’s airway. The infant responded and began to breathe. He soon regained color in his face and was transported to Western Maryland Health System by ambulance.
Tfc. Schoenadel is a nine year veteran of the Maryland State Police. He is currently assigned to Cumberland Barrack.