Caltrans Worker Meets Baby He Saved with CPR

U-T San Diego

For reasons he still can’t explain, Caltrans worker Joe Thomas bypassed his usual route back to the maintenance yard Monday. The detour ended up saving a baby’s life, bringing a routine workday to an extraordinary finish.

Thomas said his training just kicked in when he pulled over on state Route 54 in Chula Vista and began CPR on 13-month-old Cesar Ortiz.

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