On a Monday morning in the notorious Lincoln Tunnel — a connection between New Jersey and Manhattan (New York) that burrows beneath the Hudson River — a Hispanic woman found herself in the throes of childbirth.
The emergence of baby Kylian Aaron Guallpa Castaño was facilitated by two Port Authority (PANYNJ) police officers, one of whom had formerly been a paramedic with the FDNY, as reported by Pix11.
The series of events were set in motion when Nestor Guallap, the driver, halted within the tunnel at approximately 9 a.m. He alerted Officer Timothy Jozefczyk that Maria Marin, his partner, was suffering labor pains and was bleeding.
Jozefczyk, grasping the gravity of the situation, urged Marin to continue her labor. Merely three minutes later, the cries of a newborn echoed through the tunnel. Reflecting on the event, Jozefczyk shared with ABC News, “I positioned my hands near the baby’s head. I instructed her to keep pushing again and again… I was overwhelmed with relief when the baby cried and thrilled that everyone was healthy.”
“This experience was straight out of a movie, and it’s something I will never forget,” commented Nestor Guallap, the newborn’s father.
Post the miraculous birth, a second PANYNJ officer, Evan Butt, made his appearance on the scene. A former FDNY emergency medical technician, Butt assisted Jozefczyk in clamping the umbilical cord and managing the placenta until the paramedics reached the spot.
Nestor Guallpa, the overjoyed father, expressed his gratitude, saying, “We are immensely relieved to have received assistance from the police. Their expertise was reassuring. They are our heroes. The whole experience seemed straight out of a film, and I will carry this memory with me forever.”
Following the dramatic birth, both Marin and her newborn son, Kylian, were escorted to a nearby hospital, according to the authorities. The baby tipped the scales at 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
Remarkably, this is not an isolated incident of dramatic births in Manhattan. Rewind to December 2021, amidst the bustling holiday traffic in Midtown Manhattan, a woman found herself in labor inside a luxury Tesla electric car, stranded on 5th Avenue.