Doctor Catches Flying Baby In ER (Video)

| by Jordan Smith
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A doctor with quick reflexes reportedly managed to catch a flying baby in an ER after its mother gave birth (video below).

The unusual incident was re-enacted during a 2005 episode of the "Untold Stories of the ER" show, according to Little Things.

Dr. Mauricio Heilbron, Jr., said he was treating a patient with a gunshot wound and another whose small intestines were outside his body at a hospital in San Pedro, California, when the incident took place. He reportedly heard a woman screaming and someone running full speed down the corridor.

The person running was an unnamed doctor, who managed to make it to the pregnant woman in the nick of time. Just as the woman gave birth and the baby flew out, he reportedly jumped onto her gurney and caught the newborn child.

The well-dressed doctor’s attire of buttoned shirt, pressed pants and Oxford shoes did not fair too well in the incident.

"Here’s this immaculately dressed emergency room physician now covered in afterbirth, blood, fluid, feces, urine, god knows what else,” Heilbron said on the episode of "Untold Stories of the ER."

Discovery Life premiered season 10 of "Untold Stories of the ER," which has broadcasted since 2004, in December 2015, according to Broadway World. In more than a decade, 270 doctors have been featured treating a wide variety of injuries and illnesses.

Television series like "Untold Stories of the ER" include "a combination of cheesy re-enactments and recollections of the participants," according to the New York Times. This has led some to wonder how real the events it portrays actually are.

Sources: Little Things, Broadway World, New York Times / Photo Credit: Untold Stories of the ER via YouTube

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