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Maryland troopers help deliver baby on I-695

Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 12:43:04-05
Two Maryland state troopers helped a mother deliver her baby boy on the side of the road on I-695 Thursday night.
 
State police a car pulled over onto the shoulder of the beltway where 1st Sgt. Edward Luers and Trooper 1st Class Zachary Mills, both from the JFK Barrack, were working at a construction site. 
 
The man driving the car got out and ran to the troopers to tell them his wife was in labor.
 
Luers and Mills called for emergency medical service personnel, and began to administer aid to the wife, whose labor pains were becoming worse.
 
Mills began to assist with the delivery, and with one push, the baby boy was delivered into his arms.
 
The baby was swaddled in towels the family had with them, and placed upon the mother's stomach, state police said.  
 
The newborn and his family were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.
 

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