Woman Gives Birth in Helicopter

A woman in Queensland, Australia went into early labor yesterday. Authorities dispatched a rescue helicopter to take her from a remote area to a hospital. Fourteen minutes before they landed, the onboard paramedic delivered the baby girl:

A spokesman for the RACQ CareFlight said paramedic Mel Bernas delivered the baby girl 14 minutes before landing. ''The baby and mother were in good spirits and transported to Mackay Base Hospital,'' the spokesman said yesterday.

''It is believed the Wollongong couple were married yesterday on Hamilton Island - so a very memorable wedding anniversary.''

Link via Stuff | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user 111 Emergency Used under Creative Commons license

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