Hero midwife uses swan float to navigate Houston floodwaters so she can deliver a baby

Midwife rides inflatable swan through flood to deliver baby: See the photos

In the wake of extensive flooding in Houston, one midwife had to get creative when traveling to an expectant mother: she floated her way there on an inflatable swan.

Faced with a flooded street, midwife Cathy Allen Rude managed to arrange a ride on her neighbor's swan float, which she and her equipment rode to a truck waiting to drive them the remaining few miles to the Katy Birth Center. Later that day, Rude helped the mother deliver a healthy baby boy.

Midwives will do anything to get to a birth! Riding a swan to get off my flooded street and make it to the birth center! Thanks,Celeste! You gave me a great ride!

Posted by Cathy Allen Rude on Monday, April 18, 2016

A slightly more heroic use of the swan float than for a "swan goals" Instagram.

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