Drain Paediatric Surgeons police officer delivers baby
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Cape Town Law Enforcement officers and a homeless person helped a woman in labour to safely deliver her baby this weekend.


Cape Town, South Africa (7 June 2021) – Cape Town Law Enforcement officers and a homeless person cut the umbilical cord of a newborn baby girl.

This after helping the mum to deliver the little bundle of joy under a bridge on Sunday.

Officers on patrol in the Salt River area were stopped by a group of children appealing for help as a woman was about to give birth.

The officers rushed to Foundry Road,  Salt River, and called for medical assistance (ambulance). With the aid of officers and a homeless person on the scene, the 36-year-old Sharon Esau gave birth.

“The healthy baby girl was safely transported to Somerset Hospital along with her mother by ambulance, leaving behind a very pleased team of impromptu midwives,” JP Smith, Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, said in a statement.

City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyason, said:

“We would like to extend our thanks to  the officers whose actions ensured that the baby was delivered into this world safely. We are absolutely proud.”

Both the mother and baby are doing well.

Officers And a Homeless Man Help to Deliver Baby Girl
Officer holding the tiny bundle in her arms shortly after the delivery. 
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The same happened a week ago at the Roedtan police station outside Modimolle in Limpopo.

Sergeant Mogoru and Constable Mnisi have successfully managed to assist a woman to deliver the new born baby girl on Sunday 30 May at the police station.

The young mother came to the Community Service Center complaining about labour pains at about 13:30.

Constable Mnisi was on duty and she managed to contact Sergeant Mogoru who was on patrol duties and she quickly rushed back to the station.

The duo collaborated to assist the woman in giving birth in the boardroom of the station. The members at the same time summoned an ambulance which immediately came and transported the new born baby and her mother to the hospital.

Sources: Press Release | City of Cape Town
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