LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — The nephew of a Major League ballplayer helped an Orange County man deliver the catch of a lifetime — his own daughter.
Keith and Katherine Arthur were in the driveway of their Laguna Niguel home Wednesday morning, preparing to drive to the hospital, when her water broke, said Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.
Asked if they should continue to the hospital, Katherine, 29, told her husband, “We aren’t going anywhere,” Concialdi said.
The couple went back in the home, where she lay on the bathroom floor with blankets and pillows while he called 911.
Dispatcher Brodie Lefebvre took the call shortly after 9:30 a.m. A father of eight, including two adopted children from the Congo, he talked Arthur through the delivery.
On the 911 recording, he is heard directing Arthur to exert gentle pressure as the baby’s head crowns.
Moments later, Arthur says excitedly: “I have the baby! I have the baby!”