It's a miracle: 911 dispatchers help deliver a baby on a Utah highway.
It’s a Christmas miracle in Utah.
A 911 dispatcher — a man who had been on the job for just two weeks — helped deliver a baby over the telephone while the mother was on a Utah highway, according to an ABC News report.
William Kalaher was a brand new 911 dispatcher when he got a call from the panicked couple, Shay and Kristin Allred, as they were in their car and about to give birth to a baby daughter.
Although they were fairly close to the hospital, Kristin felt the need to start pushing and that’s why they called 911. Shay kept driving all the while hoping to get to the hospital in Salt Lake City, but they realized something was wrong when they pushed out the girl and she wasn’t breathing.
Kalaher kept his cool during the ordeal, telling them that she probably wasn’t breathing because the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck.
Allred said, according to the report: “He was great…he was good at helping us focus on what was going on. Having him there helped us focus and this is what we needed to do.”
Kalaher helped them figure out the right position so that their newborn girl could breathe. Then he helped them figure out how to tie off the umbilical cord until police and paramedics could arrive.
Thanks to Kalaher’s help, their newborn girl, Anne, is safe and sound.