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N.C. medic delivers own baby in restaurant parking lot

The delivery was captured on a 911 call as the dispatcher tried to help the couple

Action News Jax

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — It was a big surprise for a Lincoln County couple on their way to the hospital.

They pulled into the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant and the father had to deliver his own baby girl. It is hard to tell that anything went wrong for little Harper Lynn Dupree now that she is home from the hospital. 

However, the 6-day-old never made it to the delivery room, arriving early in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box on Highway 16.  "I just stepped out and came around the front,” said father Paul Dupree. Dupree sprang into action when his girlfriend told him the baby wasn't waiting another 15 minutes to get to the CMC Main. He called 911 and put the phone on the dash and went to work. 

Full story: Paramedic delivers own baby in restaurant parking lot

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