SeaTac, Wash. - A baby born earlier this week will have quite a story to tell of how he came into the world, in a place you may least expect.
Wyatt Dale was born in the toilet of a public restroom at SeaTac International Airport.
His parents, Heather and Billy Gibbs, were about to board a flight on Tuesday night to head home to Kentucky.
That’s when Heather said she started feeling intense cramps and thought maybe she could be going into labor.
She went to sit on the toilet and then things started to happen out of her control.
“I hadn’t felt anything all day and all of sudden out of nowhere he came,” said Gibbs.
By her side, firefighters from the Port of Seattle including Steven Barberie.
“I heard a splash in the bathroom followed by some frantic shouting of “Someone grab my baby,” said Barberie.
Father Billy Gibbs was waiting outside and couldn’t’ believe what he was seeing and hearing.
“I looked inside and I saw the firefighter EMT pulling him out of the toilet and I was in utter shock,” said Billy Gibbs.
The baby made it to the hospital and his parents said he is doing well in the NICU of Valley Medical Center, despite coming into the world 11 weeks early.
Mom is also doing fine. The family has named the little boy “Wyatt Dale.”
“My doctor said it was divine intervention,” said Gibbs. “Because within minutes we would have been on a plane in the air, coming right back down.”
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