Alamance County dispatcher helps father deliver baby over phone

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- A Piedmont family wants to thank the 911 dispatcher who helped them deliver their baby girl in the front seat of their SUV.

Bryan and Amanda Westcott of Burlington were on their way to the hospital last Tuesday when they realized the baby was on its way.

The couple pulled into a gas station just after 3 a.m.

“At that point, the baby’s head was already completely out,” Bryan said.

Emily Wrightenberry was the Alamance County 911 dispatcher who coached Bryan through the delivery.

Little Joy Westcott was born within minutes in the front seat of the truck, wrapped in her father’s shirt.

"People keep asking me questions like I'm a superhero, but I just showed up at the very end and had to catch her,” he said. “[Amanda] carried her for nine months."

The family will meet with Wrightenberry on Thursday to thank her.

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