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Pregnant woman in labor rescued from Summerville home

Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman on Sunday at Creekside. Source: Trident Health Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman on Sunday at Creekside. Source: Trident Health
Elijah. Source: Trident Health Elijah. Source: Trident Health
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

Trident Health officials say a pregnant Summerville woman who was in labor at her home was rescued by emergency personnel on Sunday in the midst of the Lowcountry's historic rainfall. 

The rescue happened at the Creekside neighborhood around noon.

A picture from the rescue shows emergency crews helping the woman seen on a canoe. 

According to officials, the rescue crew assisted the woman and her mother who was also in the house.

Trident Health Spokesperson Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser says the baby boy, named Elijah, was born later that day at 9:22 p.m. at Trident Medical Center. 

"We're just thankful to be able to quickly and efficiently serve the patient and her family," Lingenfelser said. "Our medical staff has been working around the clock for the needs of members of the Tri-County area who have been affected by the flooding."

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