Detroit medics save baby born with no pulse inside bathroom

Posted at 10:08 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 18:00:41-04

Detroit firefighters and medical technicians were able to save a baby who was born with no pulse inside a restroom on the city's west side Monday.

The baby's 13-year-old mother went into labor and crews were dispatched just before 4:30 p.m. to the 19000 block of Edinborough.

Detroit Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said they found the 13-year-old unconscious on the toilet. The baby was found on the floor with the placenta attached, wrapped in a blanket, gasping for breath. The firefighters treated the girl and baby.

Both were stabilized in the emergency room and then transferred to Children's Hospital.

"The first responders saved the kid's life, no doubt about it," Fornell said.

The 13-year-old told responders that she did not know she was pregnant.

The 12-year-old sister of the teen called 911. Officials are not sure if they were the only two in the home at the time, but they were the only two listed on the report.