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Nurse saves baby who stopped breathing on Spirit Airlines flight to Florida

Tamara Panzino is a nurse who was on a flight to Florida when a baby suffered a medical emergency.

Panzino is being hailed for her heroic action when the 3-month-old stopped breathing after the Spirit flight left Pittsburgh bound for Orlando.

She said she immediately jumped into action and started massaging the baby’s chest and legs. The baby soon started breathing again.

A local station's meteorologist Ian Cassette was on the flight and witnessed the incident.

"On my flight back from Pittsburgh to Orlando, a baby stopped breathing three rows ahead of me. Thankfully a nurse (Tamara Panzino) was able to get the baby to breathe again," Cassette wrote in a series of tweets alongside a video of passengers clapping and cheering for Panzino.

They baby's parents said they were terrified and had never experienced anything like that.

"They praised the positive energy of the plane and the heroic actions of Tamara for saving her," Cassette tweeted.

The flight landed safely in Orlando.

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 aircraft taking off at LAX Airport.

Photo: Getty Images

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