KOSSUTH TOWNSHIP – A passerby who recently completed a refresher CPR course is credited with saving the life of a 3-month-old girl after the vehicle she was riding in landed upside down in a stream in Washington County.

Trooper Chad Lindsey told WNSX-FM that the SUV driven by 55-year-old Stephen McGouldrick of Calais slid on ice late Monday afternoon, tumbled down an embankment and came to a rest in 2½ feet of water.

The infant was submerged for a short time and was not breathing and unresponsive. Lindsey said Wade Shorey of Greenbush revived the unresponsive baby.

His wife said the 28-year-old Shorey is a forester who saw the crash outside Calais while driving home.

Lindsey said that when he arrived on the scene the child was crying and alert, but had water in her lungs. The baby is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.