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Standish paramedics deliver baby on the way to the hospital

The crew arrived, picked up mom and dad, and quickly left for the hospital, but the baby had other plans.

There are many ways to start out the day but an EMS crew from Standish started its Tuesday off pretty special.

Around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Standish Fire and EMS said they were called to a home in Standish for a report of a baby on the way.

The crew arrived, picked up mom and dad, and quickly left for the hospital, but the baby had other plans. 

“This morning I was able to deliver my sixth baby in the field,” Paul Silva, a Standish paramedic said. Alex DeWitt and Michael Watts also helped with the delivery. It was their first experience delivering a baby.

"It’s nice to bring some life into the world on occasion," Silva said. He gave credit to the driver, Sean Tourigny, who got mom and baby safely to the hospital where they are all doing well. 

Because of Medical HIPAA regulations, the department was unable to release names or additional information about the family and its new addition.

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