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Dispatcher, first responders help deliver baby
WRIGHT -- A baby girl was born just after midnight on Wednesday morning with the help of a dispatcher and some first responders.
There was not enough time for the expectant mother to make it to the hospital once she went into labor, so 911 dispatcher Becky Brisley from the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office had to talk EMS personnel through the delivery process over the phone. Brisley told CBS6 that she was just doing her job.
"We're trained to handle most situations. You never know what you're getting when you answer the 911 call, but you have to be prepared for anything at any given time," she said.
"It was a pretty amazing experience. Obviously as officers we experience a lot of negative things and this is something that was very positive and had a very happy ending," said Sgt. Jeffrey McCoy.
The mother, father, and baby are all said to be doing fine. This was the couple's second child.
Gallupville First Responders and the Scho-Wright Volunteer Ambulance Squad assisted in the delivery.