A passerby who recently completed a refresher CPR course is credited with saving the life of a 3-month-old girl after the vehicle she was riding in landed upside down in a stream in Washington County.
Trooper Chad Lindsey tells WNSX-FM that the SUV driven by 55-year-old Stephen McGouldrick of Calais, Maine, slid on ice late Monday afternoon, tumbled down an embankment and came to a rest in 2½ feet of water.
He says Wade Shorey from Greenbush revived the unresponsive baby.
His wife said the 28-year-old Shorey is a forester who saw the crash outside Calais while driving home.
Troopers have also learned that Leo Moody of Kingman is the one who actually crawled into the vehicle and used his knife to cut the straps on the infant's seat, and pulled her out.
Lindsey says when he arrived on scene the child was crying and alert, but had water in her lungs. The baby is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.