San Francisco's Golden Gate Park seen Friday, December 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park seen Friday, December 2, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Woman gives birth in Golden Gate Park in chilly morning temps

A woman gave birth in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park early Monday morning, according to a fire department spokesperson.

Fire officials received a call around 4 a.m. reporting that the 33-year-old woman was giving birth behind the Rose Garden, department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter said.

Firefighters were able to locate the woman and transported her and the baby to California Pacific Medical Center on California Street in what Baxter described as fair condition. The temperature was below 50 degrees in San Francisco early Monday morning.

Baxter said the report about the woman was made by an anonymous cellphone user calling from another location, and it was unclear whether anyone was with the woman when she gave birth.

He said the incident highlighted the need for members of the public to call 311 if they see someone in need of services or 911 if they think it could be an emergency.

“We’re asking members of the public that if they see something, say something,” Baxter said.

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