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.
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.