The birth of a newborn baby outside Camborne Police Station has given new meaning to the phrase “delivered by C-Section.”
For the little boy was brought into the world by a group of police response officers from none other than the locally-based C-Section.
The special delivery took place in the early hours of last Friday, when the on-duty officers heard a woman screaming outside the station at around 5.45am.
On investigation, they found 28-year-old Kristina Kacorri in the final stages of labour, accompanied by her husband Max.
The couple were on their way to the hospital when the baby decided to make his appearance week earlier than expected. The couple decided to make a detour into the police station car park as they realised time was of the essence.
PC Dave Cracknell immediately adopted the role of “midwife,” ably assisted by Sergeant Paul Freestone, PC Jason Gilbert, PC Jim Gallienne and PC Tony Wood.
The officers set about making Kristina, from Penzance, as comfortable as possible and a paramedic arrived just as the baby was born naturally at 6am in the back of the family car.
The proud new parents and the baby were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, where they were found to be in good health. They went home later that day.
The baby, who has not yet been named, weighed in at a bouncing 5lb 10oz.
PC Cracknell said: “We rushed out of the station when we heard screaming and were so shocked to find Kristina about to have her baby.
“Although we have dealt with most things during our service, this delivery was a totally new challenge for all of us.
“We did all we could to make sure Kristina was as comfortable as she possibly could be in the circumstances and the little boy was born just as the paramedic arrived on the scene.
“We are so relieved that everything turned out well and that the whole family is doing well.”
New mum Kristina said: “I want to thank them very much for all their help, it is gratefully appreciated.”
In something of an understatement she added: “I was asking for the hospital and asking for a bed – because I was uncomfortable!”