Baby girl born early Sunday on Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 17:12:19-04
Kamriyn Santia Osborne

Kamriyn Santia Osborne

JAMESTOWN, Va. - For the second time in a little over a year, a baby was born on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry.

Sherita Judkins gave birth to 6 pound, 13-ounce Kamriyn Santia Osborne around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on the ferry, in the front passenger seat of her van, with the help of the baby's father, Kevin Osborne.

At the time of baby Kamriyn's birth, the ferry was still at the Scotland dock.

"I guess it was all instinct I had no clue what i was doing," explained Osborne. "I pulled the baby out. I had seen my previous two in the hospital I knew a little bit about how to grab the baby. Then I actually pulled her out and then I was lost."

Crew members and a pediatric nurse who happened to be waiting in line for the ferry, helped Kevin make sure Kamriyn and Sherita were okay as the ferry left the Scotland dock and headed for the Jamestown dock, where an ambulance awaited their arrival.

The ambulance transported Kamriyn and Sherita to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, where they are doing well and hope to be heading back to Surry on the ferry by Tuesday.

This is the second time in 13 months that Jamestown-Scotland Ferry crewmembers have assisted in the delivery of a baby on the ferry.

Emmaleigh Jane Cline was born on the ferry around 3 a.m. on June 10, 2015.


Jamestown-Scotland ferry crew gets to meet baby they helped deliver on the river

Baby born on Jamestown-Scotland Ferry