Hero cop breastfeeds baby who hadn’t eaten for two days during hurricane


A hero cop breastfed a baby who hadn’t eaten for two days during a devastating hurricane.

The storm battered the Mexican resort city of Acapulco.

Hurricane Otis was rated as Category 5, the highest on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Winds of over 165mph ripped the roofs from buildings, caused extensive flooding, and affected air and road connections.

During the chaotic scenes, a policewoman was approached by a desperate mother with a four-month-old baby.

The mother explained that she was unable to breastfeed her son or find any food for him.

She told the cop that her baby had not eaten for over two days.

According to the Mexican Secretariat of Public Security, the policewoman, identified as Arizbeth Ambrosio, arrived in Acapulco with other members of the Zorros Task Force to help those affected by the hurricane.

A Secretariat spokesperson said: “The uniformed officer was approached by a mother who was heartbroken and carrying her son in her arms.

“On the verge of crying, she told the officer that her minor had not eaten for over two days as she lacked breast milk in addition to the fact that her search for food did not obtain favourable results.

“The uniformed woman then looked for a comfortable place and prepared herself in the best way possible to feed the baby, who was very hungry.

“Upon seeing that the minor was satisfied after a few minutes, the resident thanked the policewoman for her support and kindness.”

According to the latest reports, around 275,000 homes and 600 hotels were affected by Hurricane Otis.

Arizbeth arrived in Acapulco to help people affected by the hurricane (Photo: Jam Press)

The authorities sent around 17,000 members of the armed forces to keep order and help distribute food and supplies.

On 29 October, the state government revised the death count and confirmed that at least three foreigners were killed during the storm.

The foreign victims have been identified as a British citizen, an American, and a Canadian.

Their names and ages were not disclosed, but the authorities confirmed they were all residents in Acapulco and not tourists.

Evelyn Salgado, governor of the state of Guerrero, said: “To date, according to the prosecutor’s preliminary report, we have the regrettable deaths of 45 people as well as 47 people who have not been located.”

According to some estimates, the cost of the damage to the city could climb as high as $15 billion (£12.3 billion).

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