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Boston EMTs deliver baby in hospital parking lot

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Two EMTs nearing the end of their overnight shift helped deliver a baby in the parking lot of a Boston hospital early today, officials said.

The woman had arrived in the parking lot of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, but was too far into active labor to make it into the hospital, according to EMS spokeswoman McKenzie Ridings.

EMTs Natalie Grillo and Todd Ritch, with the assistance of two EMT recruits and a nurse, helped safely deliver the baby, Ridings said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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