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A baby couldn’t wait and was born as the mother tried to make it by boat to the hospital in San Pedro de Macoris. The roads in her community in El Seibo were obstructed by debris brought by Hurricane Fiona on Monday, 19 September 2022 and she tried to get to the hospital by boat in the Ramon Santana municipality. The municipality was at the time cut off due to the flooding of the Soco River.
According to a video circulating on social networks, after the birth, the 21-year old woman arrived at the shore aboard the boat where the birth took place with the assistance of paramedics.
Media reports are that both mom and the paramedics received a warm round of applause and tokens of affection from the onlookers.