A homeless person together with law enforcement officers helped to deliver a baby girl under a bridge on Foundry Road in Salt River on Sunday.
City’s Law Enforcement officials were on patrol in the area when they were alerted by a group of children about the woman who was in labour.
“On June 6, at about 11.15am, law enforcement officers on patrol in the Salt River area were stopped by a group of kids appealing for help with a lady who was about to give birth.”
“The officers hastily responded and found her in Foundry Road, under the bridge.”
“The baby was already crowning and a call was made for medical assistance (ambulance). The officers realised that this baby was not going to wait for expert medical assistance to come into this world, and, with the assistance of a very helpful homeless person on scene, went about delivering the bundle of joy to the 36-year-old mother,” said Law enforcement’s Inspector Wayne Dyason.
The mother and baby were transported to Somerset Hospital for further care.