Augusta officer recognized for saving boy's life

An Augusta police officer is reunited with the child whose life he saved.

It happened about a year ago.

Sergeant Chad McCluskey was honored Monday for his quick actions. Augusta police say the boy's mother called 911 when her son started having a seizure.

McCluskey and an ambulance responded to the call.

On the way to the hospital, the boy's heart stopped.

McCluskey, who was in the ambulance at the time, began performing CPR.

"I cant thank you enough for doing what you did," Paige Byrd told McCluskey.

"Glad he's doing alright, that's the whole idea behind it," Sgt. McCluskey said. "It's not about rewards or recognition, it's making sure the family has somebody and we do as much as we can to help people out."

The mother says her son is happy and healthy today. Doctors say the boy survived because of McCluskey's quick thinking.