Paramedics help deliver baby girl at Prince Albert hotel

A baby was delivered at a hotel in Prince Albert, Sask. with the help of Parkland Ambulance paramedics on the weekend. File / Global News

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A baby girl was delivered Sunday at a hotel in Prince Albert, Sask. with the help of Parkland Ambulance. Just after 7 a.m., paramedics were called to the hotel in the 3600-block of 2nd Avenue West.

A Saskatchewan family was in the city for the baby’s arrival but the birth came too quickly for them to make it to the hospital by car, according to Lyle Karasiuk, a spokesperson with Parkland Ambulance.

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Paramedics assisted with the delivery of a six-pound five-ounce baby girl. She is the sixth addition to the family.

Parkland Ambulance officials said both the mother and the newborn are doing fine in hospital.

This is the first out-of-hospital delivery for Parkland Ambulance paramedics this year. In 2014, they helped deliver three babies.