SAN FRANCISCO (CBS-SF) – On a day of thanks, a story emerged Thursday of an unidentified bike messenger whose quick actions may have saved a newborn moments after its birth on a San Francisco street.
The birth of the baby to a homeless woman took place at the busy corner of Market and Sixth streets on Monday, according to SFGate.com quoting witnesses and a fire department spokeswoman.
Ayrron Comini told the SFGate that the messenger was “a hell of a hero.”
According to published accounts, the unidentified woman gave birth and then pushed the child beneath a bus shelter. The bike messenger came upon the scene and while others watched jumped into action.
“Nobody else stepped up, but he did,” Comini told the SFGate. “He literally took the shirt off his back and took care of that baby.”
Soon the fire department arrived and took over. The messenger left the scene without disclosing his name.
San Francisco Fire Department public information officer Mindy Talmadge told the website the mother and child were in good condition at the time of transport to San Francisco General Hospital.