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UPDATE | Baby Lucy family releases statement

The family of the baby born Thursday on the Bainbridge-to-Seattle ferry issued a statement late Thursday thanking the people who helped bring Baby Lucy into the world.

An unidentified woman gave birth on the ferry M/V Tacoma during the 1:10 p.m. sailing Nov. 29. (Previous news reports incorrectly cited the ferry's name as the Tahoma.)

The emergency delivery went well, and an medics met the mother and daughter at Coleman Dock and transported the family to the hospital. A spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries said the family had named the baby Lucy.

An official at Swedish Medical Center released a statement from the family late Thursday.

"We would like to thank the incredible crew of the Washington State Ferry, Tahoma, and the kind people aboard who helped deliver our healthy baby, named Lucy, who came at lightning speed weighing 7 pounds, 3.6 ounces, and measuring in at 19 inches long. Mother and baby are both doing well and are very happy and healthy," the statement said.

Swedish said the Bainbridge Island couple appreciated the media interest in their story, but said they did not want their names disclosed and were not interested in any interviews.

 

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