Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Air Rescue medics deliver baby on board DPS helicopter
In-flight birth - Updated release has baby info, and baby photos
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 -
On December 15th, 2009, at about 6:18 a.m., the DPS Air Rescue Helicopter stationed out of
The Air Rescue Helicopter landed safely moments later minutes later at KRMC. The mother, Natasha Watahomigie, and baby boy, Tyson, are resting comfortably at KRMC. The photos of the mother and baby available through this release also show two of the DPS flight crew members who delivered the baby - Officer/Paramedic Darren Winters (at left in photo) and DPS Officer/Paramedic Charles "Chip" Main (at right in photo). Not in the group photo is the pilot who was flying the helicopter when the birth took place - DPS Officer/Pilot Scott Williams. His personal photo is attached separately under his last name.
The Medical Doctor stationed at the
“This instance of extraordinary service performed by DPS Air Rescue personnel is just an example of what our aviation unit does on a regular basis statewide in the service of
Additional information regarding our Air Rescue program can be obtained at the following link:
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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.