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After an SUV Carrying a 3-Month-Old Baby Flips Into an Embankment, Heroes Spring Into Action

“You do what you do, you don’t think about it."

Image credit: Maine State Police via NECN

Police say Leo Moody and Wade Shorey likely saved the life of a 3-month-old baby after springing into action after a potentially deadly car crash Monday.

55-year-old Stephen McGouldrick of Calais, Maine was driving late Monday afternoon when his SUV hit a patch of ice, rolled down an embankment and eventually landed upside down in about 2 and a half feet of water, Trooper Chad Lindsey told WNSX-FM.

Image credit: Maine State Police via NECN Image credit: Maine State Police via NECN

Shorey's wife saw the crash and immediately raised the alarm. Her husband, Wade Shorey, ran to the crash site to find that yet another hero, Leo Moody, had already plunged into the icy water to save whoever was inside.

When Moody saw the baby submerged in the water, he used a knife to cut the tangled straps of the car seat and pulled the baby to safety.

Shorey had reportedly just completed a refresher course in CPR, and was able to revive the unresponsive baby before authorities came.

NECN reported that the baby, a little girl, had water in her lungs but was immediately taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The other two passengers in the car suffered minor injuries, and have been released from the hospital.

After being called a hero, Shorey remarked: “You do what you do, you don’t think about it."

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