Illinois paramedics honored for saving infant from sinking SUV

Last Updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Two paramedics in southern Illinois are being praised for their quick thinking and efforts in rescuing an infant from an SUV sinking in a lake.

The paramedics said they weren’t sure if anyone was inside the SUV when they first arrived on scene.

After braving the chilly 45-degree water, they were able to rescue an infant and perform CPR on the SUV’s roof.

An Illinois congressman honored the pair of heroes in a speech to congress.

They said a strange set of coincidences lined up to put them in the right place when they were needed the most.

“Unbelievable…the stars were aligned for us to be in that situation to help that baby. And the stars were aligned for that baby in that situation,” said one of the paramedics.