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Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Helps Deliver Baby In San Diego Restroom

SAN DIEGO, CA — An off-duty Border Patrol agent helped ship a child over the weekend in a public restroom in San Diego.

Agent George Huertas, who’s a member of the Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Team in San Diego, helped safely ship the boy Sunday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced Friday.

“If you know George, you know he is too humble to bring this up for attention,” stated Michael E. McEwan, performing commander of San Diego BORSTAR. “He only told a group of us in passing during muster and downplayed the whole incident.”

Huertas and his household had participated within the Miracle Babies Superhero 5K at NTC Park at Liberty Station. As they had been packing as much as go away, his sister knowledgeable him {that a} lady was giving start in a close-by public restroom.

Huertas, a skilled emergency medical technician, discovered the girl giving start in one of many restroom stalls, authorities stated. Using his EMT coaching and rubber gloves from a janitor, Huertas was in a position to stimulate the newborn and provoke respiration. He wrapped the new child in one in every of his sister’s child blankets. After cleansing the newborn’s face, he launched the boy to his mom for the primary time.

Huertas remained with the brand new mom till medical personnel arrived.

“George responds to those in need on and off duty,” McEwan stated. “He is a strong advocate for those under his care. He truly embodies what it means to be a BORSTAR agent and lives our moniker ‘So Others May Live.'”

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