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Cape Town cops and homeless person help to deliver baby girl in Salt River

The city of Cape Town has issued a statement describing how law enforcement officers helped a woman in labor to give birth to her baby safely.

  • Law enforcement officers became “makeshift midwives” this weekend when they helped a woman in labor give birth safely to her baby
  • The 36-year-old woman gave birth on Sunday on Foundry Road in Salt River and was later transferred to hospital

The city of Cape Town says law enforcement officials helped a woman in labor give birth safely on Sunday.

Patrol officers in the Salt River area were stopped by a group of children who turned for help as a woman was preparing to give birth.

Officers rushed to Foundry Road in Salt River and called an ambulance.

The 36-year-old woman gave birth with the help of police and a homeless man on the spot, City revealed in a statement.

The healthy girl was safely transported to Somerset Hospital with her mother in an ambulance.


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