Deputies help deliver baby at Florida State Fair

Deputies Henry Echenique (left) and Roberto Ramirez helped a woman deliver a baby Friday afternoon at the Florida State Fair. [Courtesy of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Deputies Henry Echenique (left) and Roberto Ramirez helped a woman deliver a baby Friday afternoon at the Florida State Fair. [Courtesy of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
Published February 9
Updated February 9

TAMPA — Two deputies helped a woman deliver a baby at the Florida State Fair on Friday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies Roberto Ramirez and Henry Echenique heard a woman asking for help sometime after 4 p.m. because her water broke, said sheriff’s spokesman Danny Alvarez.

"They helped the woman’s husband deliver a healthy baby girl near the Expo Hall," he said.

Echenique caught and held the baby until Tampa Fire Rescue arrived, he said. They were taken to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. The woman’s name was not released.

In all, 10 deputies assisted, Alvarez said.

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