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Abilene restaurant manager credited for saving infant's life

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene restaurant manager and her staff are being credited for saving the life of an infant who fell out of a car seat. 

The incident happened on Thursday at Abilene's Outback Restaurant. According to Abilene police, a 4-month-old infant fell out of a car seat and hit their head on the concrete.

The baby quit breathing and was unconscious. After the mother ran into the store to get help, the restaurant's manager, Patricia Newman, started rendering aid and performed a sternum run and CPR. 

Police said Patricia's efforts ultimately led to the baby regaining consciousness. The baby was eventually airlifted to a DFW Children's Hospital where they were last listed in good condition. 

Police Chief Stan Standridge awarded Patricia with the Chief's Coin. 

"If not for the actions of Patricia and her employees, the life of this infant might not have had this outcome," police said. "If you happen to stop in, please let her know that she's fully appreciated. Also, we want to recognize Officer Mike Wisenhunt for making sure Patricia received the recognition she deserves."


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