TAMPA -- A woman gave birth to a baby girl at the Florida State Fair on Friday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Two deputies, Roberto Ramirez and Henry Echenique, heard Kesha Martin yelling for help shortly after 4 p.m. when her water broke.
Both deputies sprang into action and helped Martin’s husband Lavaron deliver the baby near the fair’s Expo Hall.
“The baby was halfway out,” Echenique said. “At that point, I put on some gloves and the baby came right out.”
Echenique’s main concern was the baby’s health.
“I kind of rubbed the chest of the baby, so that gave me a sigh of relief that the baby was crying and opened her eyes,” he said.
In all 10 deputies helped with the delivery.
Martin and her baby, who has been named Lyric, were taken to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. Both are doing well, according to officials.