Friday, January 21, 2022

Two Elsies river police help deliver baby

Two police officers attached to the Elsies River police station helped bring news life into this world, after responding to a call about a woman in labour on Thursday.

According to provincial police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, Constable Lucinda Raffie and her partner, Sergeant Gert Swart, attended to the complaint in Tiara Way in Leonsdale.

On arrival they saw a man and woman outside on lookout for the ambulance. The police members advised the woman to go inside and make herself comfortable

Not long after when the woman indicated she was about to give birth and officers Raffie and Swart immediately reached for their gloves.

Within a split second, the baby was delivered and landed in the capable hands of Constable Raffie.

“Guided by advice from the medical personnel via cellular telephone, she managed to hand over a healthy baby boy to the medical personnel upon their arrival,” Swartbooi said.


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by Everngelista Muza

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