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Jul 13, 2016 4:49 PM

NH dad springs into action with iPhone cable as daughter is born in Subaru

PORTSMOUTH - A New Hampshire dad had to think fast as his wife gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.

The baby - named Abigail Carrol - was born in the front seat of her parents' Suburu, and her father had to use an iPhone charging cable to tie off her umbilical cord, according to

At about 2:20 a.m., while on the way to the hospital, mom Jenny Carroll couldn't wait any longer, and Patrick Carroll sprung into action.

Emergency officials met the couple on the side of the road, but Jenny was already holding her new daughter in her arms, according to the paper. Abigail was born inside her amniotic sack, her dad said so he had to open it himself.

An ambulance arrived shortly after to help the family.

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