PORTLAND, OR (KGW) On Sunday, September 30, baby Audrey Harmon, less than a week old, stopped breathing at the portrait studio at J.C. Penney at Oregon’s Clackamas Town Center mall.
“You can’t describe what it’s like to see your child turn blue. Not really know how to help or what the hell’s going on,” Kaylob Harmon, Audrey’s father, said.
Audrey’s mother, Jessie Siefer, called 911, while the father, Kaylob Harmon, tried to administer infant CPR.
Newly released surveillance video shows deputies Dan Olson, Jonah Russell and Jonathan Zacharkiw running through the mall to reach baby Audrey. When they arrived, the parents were distraught and the infant was pale and not responding.
While Zacharkiw performed chest compressions, Olson used his finger to check the infant’s airway as Russell stabilized her head, keeping her neck arched and airway open. Zacharkiw then turned Audrey on her stomach and used a burping chest pat to remove fluid from her airway. After he turned the baby back over, Russell used a bulbous nose sucker to extract fluid from baby Audrey’s nose.