January 27, 2009
Dispatcher helps woman deliver twins
A Connecticut emergency dispatcher said he returned a hang-up call to find that the woman on the other end of the line was giving birth to twins.
Dispatcher Seth Wilox of the Milford Fire Department said he returned a hang-up call made to the emergency number at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and found himself speaking to a woman who had gone into labor and did not believe she would make it to the hospital in time, WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn., reported Tuesday.
Now it's like, 'OK, the baby's out. Oh, by the way, we're having twins,' and it's like, 'Oh, God, really?' Wilox said.
The second child was born at a local hospital after emergency responders arrived at the woman's home. Officials said the mother and her newborn twins are doing well.