Customs officers help with the birth of girls at the Basel border

The couple traveled in a minibus from Basel to Weil am Rhein (D). The customs officers had been notified by the man that the amniotic sac of his wife’s heavily pregnant woman had burst, the main customs office in Lörrach announced on Friday. The officers then notified the emergency services and prepared the first aid room.

When the minibus finally pulled up, the girl had already been born and, according to the communiqué, was still tied to her mother by the umbilical cord in the arms of another woman. The customs officers trained as first aiders would then have cut the umbilical cord and clamped it off until the rescue service arrived.

Published: July 2nd, 2021, 10:41 am

Last updated: 07/02/2021, 11:55 a.m.