LAGUNA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — When a baby wants to make an early entrance into the world, and the hospital is just too far away, that frantic dad will want to call an Orange County Fire Authority dispatcher.
Dispatcher Colette Whitlock successfully walked a father, who asked to be identified only as Patrick, through the process of delivering his newborn baby girl Sunday night – with assistance from his 2-year-old daughter.READ MORE: Parolee Aariel Maynor Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Killing After Shooting Himself In The Foot
Mother Laure was one day overdue when she began feeling strong contractions at about 8 p.m. It was soon apparent that there was no time to get to the hospital, so that’s when her husband called 911.READ MORE: Several Small Burbank Shops Targeted In Early Morning Burglary Spree
Baby Madeline was born on 11/9 at 9:11 p.m. on the floor of her living room.
Less than a week ago, dispatcher Mishele Richards helped another father deliver his baby girl at their home in Irvine.MORE NEWS: Scooter Rider Struck, Killed In South LA; Driver Detained
“While Orange County is trying to heal from the deadliest Halloween in OC’s history, two beautiful and healthy baby girls were delivered by their fathers with the help of two OCFA dispatchers,” Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Steve Concialdi said in a statement.