If ever there was a story about the willingness to help the next person during times of distress, then this is it. Cape Town welcomed a new addition to its family with the help of a ‘super officer’, who quickly responded to an urgent call.
On Thursday afternoon, a member of the public called a law enforcement officer to help a woman to give birth after she had been experiencing severe labour pains in the toilets in Green Point.
According to IOL, the City’s Law Enforcement inspector, Wayne Dyason said that the officer managed to calm down the distressed woman and assure her that everything will be okay.
“[The officer] realised there would be no time to get [the woman] to hospital and encouraged her to regulate her breathing” while placing the the 36-year-old woman in the best position to facilitate birth, Dyason adds.
“The baby started crowning and a few moments later was born. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and the ambulance was contacted.
“On their arrival they announced the baby was fit and healthy and removed the umbilical cord,” Dyason said.
Meanwhile, two Mpumalanga police officers were hailed as heroines after they helped a woman give birth on the doorstep of a police station in April, as TimesLive reports.