Dispatcher helps deliver baby in Juneau

A couple in Juneau have a police dispatcher to thank for helping bring a new baby boy into their family.

According to a police news release, at about 10:15 Wednesday morning a man called 911 from the Best Western Hotel in the Mendenhall Valley to report his wife was in active labor. The dispatcher guided the couple through the pre-delivery process. By the time Capital City Fire and Rescue arrived on scene about five minutes later, the baby was being born.

According to the release, the mother and baby were doing well and were not transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The couple’s names and the name of the baby were not released.

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