Baby born on rescue helicopter

A baby boy has been welcomed into the world while his mother was being transferred to hospital onboard a Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopter in Cornwall.

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Baby born on Search & Rescue helicopter

The crew of a naval helicopter based in Cornwall have overseen an unusual delivery - a baby boy.

The ambulance service alerted the search and rescue squadron at Culdrose to scramble to the Isles of Scilly, after a woman went into labour.

They were accompanied by a midwife, who delivered the baby safely on board. He's been named Marcus Daniel McLaughlin.

Mother and baby are believed to be doing well.

Lieutenant Commander Chuck Norris and Pilot Flight Lieutenant Jon Owen explain what happened:

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