911 helps man de­liver grand­child

Tampa Bay Times - - Nation & World -

A man in ru­ral Kansas helped his daugh­ter de­liver a baby with coach­ing from an emer­gency dis­patcher. Harvey County Com­mu­ni­ca­tions said in a Face­book post that the man called 911 around 3 a.m. Thurs­day to re­port that his daugh­ter was about to give birth. The man fol­lowed the dis­patcher’s in­struc­tions to help de­liver his grand­daugh­ter. Paramedics showed up seven min­utes later. The post says mom and baby were taken to a Wi­chita hospi­tal in good con­di­tion. The post praised the dis­patcher, as well as the in­fant’s grand­fa­ther for “calmly” fol­low­ing in­struc­tion. A later post said that the grand­fa­ther felt like the dis­patcher “had done this many times be­fore.” But Harvey County Com­mu­ni­ca­tions said it’s the first time any of its dis­patch­ers have helped de­liver a baby.

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