Michigan State Trooper delivers baby on side of road

Michigan trooper delivers baby girl

 

A State Trooper and his intern helped deliver a baby girl on the side of the road.  The baby was born on Spruce Avenue south of M-82 in Newaygo County on Sunday.  Trooper Owen McGuigan was on patrol with a college student interested in law enforcement when they were dispatched to look for a Jeep that was on the side of the road.  State police were told by Central Dispatch that an occupant in the Jeep was having a medical emergency, but due to a language barrier, Dispatch did not know what the emergency was.  Within minutes, Trooper McGuigan was in the area and found the vehicle on the shoulder of the road.  Trooper McGuigan quickly learned that the passenger, a 41-year-old Grant woman, was in labor.  Things escalated quickly.  We're told eight minutes after the initial dispatch call, Trooper McGuigan was holding a newborn baby in his hands.  Trooper McGuigan barely had time to call for an ambulance and put his gloves on when a healthy baby girl was delivered on the side of the road.  Trooper McGuigan and his intern were able to deliver the baby and keep her and the mother warm until EMS arrived.  The mother and baby were then transported to Spectrum Health Gerber Hospital in Fremont.  Troopers were assisted at the scene by Life EMS and Newaygo First Responders.

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