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Officer helps deliver baby roadside in McKenzie County

November 28, 2018

ARNEGARD, N.D. (AP) — A police officer arrived just in time to help deliver a baby girl along rural road in North Dakota’s oil patch.

Arnegard Officer Travis Bateman jokes that he should have had a catcher’s mitt when he responded to a 911 call last week along McKenzie County Road 30. After just two minutes on the scene Bateman delivered Samantha Hoover’s daughter, Everly, in the front passenger seat of her sister-in-law’s car. A 911 dispatcher gave instructions by phone.

Hoover tells the Bismarck Tribune she was relaxing at home when her contractions started quickly. She says she realized her daughter was on the way as she was walking to the car. Her sister-in-law called 911 on the way to the hospital, but soon knew she had to pull over. That’s when Bateman arrived and delivered Everly.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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