Durham police officer help deliver baby on I-85 - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Durham police officer helps deliver baby on I-85

Posted: Updated:
K-9 Officer J.J. McDonough and Traffic Services Officer Gabriel Munter K-9 Officer J.J. McDonough and Traffic Services Officer Gabriel Munter
DURHAM, N.C. -

A Durham police officer helped deliver a baby on the side of Interstate 85 Wednesday morning.

Traffic Services Officer Gabriel Munter was working on an accident report near the Club Boulevard exit on I-85 around 9 a.m. when a car pulled up behind his vehicle, police said. 

A man frantically ran up to Munter and said his wife was giving birth in their car. Munter retrieved a pair of gloves from his trunk and ran to the car, Durham police said.

"The baby was coming out. I scooped up the baby and took the cord from around her neck. I bundled the baby in towels and put her on the mother's chest. I told them they had a baby girl," Munter said. 

Soon after, a second officer, K-9 Officer J.J. McDonough with the Highway Interdiction Unit, arrived to assist Munter. 

"The mother did all the work. I just tidied everything up. I made sure the baby was breathing, had an airway and was getting good color," said Munter, who is the father of one and a former EMT. 

Police said paramedics arrived on the scene and checked out the mother and baby, who were both doing well. 

"It is the coolest thing that has happened to me on the job," Munter said.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

    WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:51:17 GMT
    The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
    The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
    Facebook image from Dan FlynnFacebook image from Dan Flynn
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
  • Bikini-clad mom of 5 writes viral letter to bullies who mocked her stretch marks

    Bikini-clad mom of 5 writes viral letter to bullies who mocked her stretch marks

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:45 GMT
    Tanis Jex-Blake Facebook page photoTanis Jex-Blake Facebook page photo
    A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares.
    A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.