Female in labour along railway line

2016-12-06 06:01
Photo: supplied Netcare 911 assists the female in labour along railway line.

Photo: supplied Netcare 911 assists the female in labour along railway line.

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NETCARE 911 paramedics received a call aboug a female who had gone into labour while walking along the railway line in Shong- weni­ on Sunday 4 December.

Netcare 911 paramedics spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics had to walk with their equipment for some distance along the railway line until they got to the patient.

“Medics found that the female was in her second stage of labour and after assessing her, they immobilised her on a trauma board, and with the assistance of bystanders, carried her back to the ambulance.

Paramedics no sooner started on their way to a Chatsworth hospital when they had to stop as the mother started to deliver the baby. At 10.18am the mom and paramedics delivered a healthy baby boy. Medics treated the mother and baby and then transported them to hospital,” he added.

- Supplied.

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