Dispatcher helps man deliver baby

It was an exciting start to the new year for one couple in Juneau.


by Associated Press

JUNEAU- It was an exciting start to the new year for one couple in Juneau.

Police report that a man called 911 at 4:12 p.m. Saturday from a Juneau home, reporting that his wife was in active labor. A dispatcher provided instructions for the delivery of the baby, who arrived about two minutes later.
Arriving first responders found the mother and baby girl in good health. They were not taken to the hospital.
Police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said she could not provide the names of the family because it was considered a medical call.
In October, Juneau police reported that a dispatcher had helped guide a man through delivering his own child at a local hotel. But Kalwara said such calls are still fairly uncommon.

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