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Dramatic rescue on Miami road

Published 10:06 AM ET, Fri February 21, 2014
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Pamela Rauseo performs CPR on her 5-month-old nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz, after pulling over on the side of a Miami highway on Thursday, February 20. She was stuck in traffic when the infant stopped breathing. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images
Police officer Amauris Bastidas holds the infant after responding to the scene. At the far right is Lucila Godoy, a woman who stopped her car to assist Rauseo. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images
Rauseo performs CPR on her nephew. She said she knew something was wrong when the baby stopped screaming in his car seat. "I touched him to stimulate him," she said. "I got no response, so I took him out of his car seat and he was completely limp and turning purple. I tried to call 911, but I was just so nervous my hands wouldn't function." Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images
A distraught Rauseo reacts after performing CPR. Miami Herald Photographer Al Diaz was among those stuck in traffic. He went looking for help and found it coming from all sides. He then snapped into photographer mode and began documenting what he saw. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images
The rescue team attends to the baby until paramedics could arrive. Sebastian was in critical condition Friday but expected to survive, his aunt said. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images
Bastidas waits for paramedics after aiding the 5-month-old. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images
A paramedic transports the baby to the hospital. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT/Getty Images