SC deputy becomes child’s godfather 1 year after saving her life

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCIV/CNN) — It’s the 1-year anniversary of when a South Carolina deputy pulled over a speeding driver and saved a newborn’s life.

A 12-day-old baby girl was in the vehicle, choking to death.

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Deputy William Kimbro performed CPR and got her breathing again.

He passed her off to medical personnel, but she didn’t leave his life.

It’s a day Kimbro will never forget.

“Today, one year ago, is the day that I met Ryleigh when I saved her life,” he said.

So, when the doorbell rang last night, Deputy Kimbro couldn’t wipe the smile away.

“Giving her a hug, and I look over her shoulder, and there’s Miss Ryleigh and her mom walking in. I said you got to be kidding me. You surprised me. You got me. And, they’re like, ‘Yes, we did,’” said Dep. Kimbro.

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