Hospital security camera footage shows officers revive unconscious man in Miami

By Sarah DeJonge, CNN Hospital security camera footage shows officers desperately working to revive an unconscious man who had inhaled from a CO2 tank. Miami Police officer Jimmie Baur went to a garbage dump…

Hospital security camera footage shows officers revive unconscious man in Miami

By Sarah DeJonge, CNN

Hospital security camera footage shows officers desperately working to revive an unconscious man who had inhaled from a CO2 tank.

Miami Police officer Jimmie Baur went to a garbage dump on Miami Beach on August 7 to investigate a report of an unconscious man. He found a woman nearby, delivering babies by cesarean section.

On entering the dumpster, he found an unconscious man lying face-down on the ground.

“I realized something was wrong and I found the victim lying face down,” said Baur.

He began to worry after he noticed that he was breathing normally when he lay down. Thinking he might have inhaled fumes or been burned, Baur called for backup and began CPR.

According to the Miami Herald, several other officers were also in the dumpster at the time.

Baur described the smell of the dumpster as “foul, like animal.” He said the people in the dumpster were very calm.

Shortly after, fire rescue arrived and Baur called a medical code.

“The call was for a person who was unconscious and under the influence of an unknown liquid,” said Micahel Todaro, a Miami Beach Police Department spokesman. When EMS arrived, they noted that the patient appeared to be extremely sick.

After paramedics arrived, they hooked him up to a mask.

“They worked on him for a while before they got him breathing again,” said Baur.

While EMS worked on the patient, Baur continued CPR. Once they removed the air pack, he called for help again.

Miami police later released footage of Baur using the oxygen tank’s life support device to revive the man, whom they described as an illegal immigrant.

The police reported that the victim suffered from extreme dehydration, alopecia and severe cuts from his fingers to his toes.

The victim, who was not identified, spent 11 weeks in the intensive care unit at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, before being released in late August.

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