Stranger saves baby born on the way to hospital

Stranger saves baby born on the way to hospital

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

A stranger was at the right place at the right time and he ended up helping save a baby's life.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

21-year old Ryan Cornelissen hopes to one day be an officer. But he never thought he'd get that life saving training on Garfield Road near 22 Mile Road in Macomb Twp.

"I was driving down the road and a man flagged me down<' Cornelissen told Fox 2. "I pulled over and he ran up to me talking in a different language. All I understood was, 'my wife, my wife.'"

It turns out his wife had just delivered a baby two months premature in the front seat of the family's car while driving down the road. The baby wasn't breathing. Macomb county dispatcher Steven Kukuk walked the 21-year old through exactly how to give the little girl CPR.

911 call:

Dispatcher: You are gonna cover the babies mouth and nose with your mouth.

Cornelissen: Ok.

Dispatcher: Just blow two puffs of air in her mouth. Ok. Two slow breaths.

Cornelissen: Two slow breaths?

Dispatcher: Two slow breaths. You should be able to see the chest rise.

Cornelissen says that 6 minute 911 call was the longest 6 minutes of his life but in the end one of the greatest too. He now looks forward to bring part of the little girl's future and is glad he was there when she needed him most.

Cornelissen says he would definitely like to meet the dispatcher who gave him those life saving instructions. And maybe he'll get that chance. The 21-year is expected to get an award from the Macomb County Sheriffs Department in May for being a civilian who went above and beyond. In the meantime, mom and baby are doing fine.

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