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Three Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Kentucky helped a mother deliver a new baby boy while in a parking lot early Friday, according to officials.

Deputies Reece Riley, Levi Preston and R. Downs headed just after 2:15 a.m. Friday to a parking lot on Colonel Cox Road in Nelson County after a man called 911 and said his wife was in active labor, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

As they responded to the scene, Riley contacted his sister, who is a registered nurse with CHI St. Joseph Health – Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Birth Center.

The deputies learned that the baby was going to arrive before the parents could make it to the Bardstown hospital, and as they arrived at the parking lot, the mother was in “active delivery” of her baby, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputies sprung into action, with Riley beginning to assist the mother with the delivery while his sister remained on the phone and walked the deputy through the process as deputies Preston and Downs assisted.

At about 2:37 a.m., the expecting couple were proud parents of a new baby boy, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Nelson County EMS then took the mother and baby to Flaget Memorial Hospital, where the child and both parents “are doing well,” according to officials.