Baby saved from death by mother; Mrs Gordon Hopson

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a a a t Baby Saved From Death By Mother By TOM WINFIELD Sentinel Staff CAPE CANAVERAL-While CANAVERAL-While CANAVERAL-While a mother saved the life of her nine-month-old nine-month-old nine-month-old nine-month-old nine-month-old daughter here Monday Monday afternoon, two ambulances and a pair of sonic booms combined to frighten residents who thought there had been an explosion at Cape Kennedy. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hopson was found floating in a wading pool at Southgate Trailer Park by a neighbor, Mrs. Shirley Elliot. MRS. ELLIOT rushed to tell Mrs. Hopson and then called an operator for help. The operator called Brevard Brevard Ambulance Service in Cocoa, 10 miles away, and an ambulance was dispatched. While the ambulance was en route, the operator called back to tell the ambulance service she had given them the wrong trailer address. address. Driver Dave Daley answered the call and heard Mrs. Elliot on the other end of the line pleading, "What can we do, what can we do?" HE TOLD the operator to "put her on" and instructed Mrs. Elliot on how to perform mouth-to-mouth mouth-to-mouth mouth-to-mouth mouth-to-mouth mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Mrs. Elliot relayed the instructions to Mrs. Hopson who used them to fight for the life of her child. When the ambulance arrived the baby was kicking and screaming, protesting her treatment. She was later treated and released released at Cape Canaveral Hospital. TWO PLANES apparently cracked the sound barrier almost at the same time over the city and residents said they thought there had been an explosion at the Cape where preparations are under way to send two astronauts into an eight -day -day orbital mission Thursday morning. Air Force information, contacted about a possible explosion said "Rumors, rumors." into its

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  1. The Orlando Sentinel,
  2. 17 Aug 1965, Tue,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 3

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