Marcus Daniel McLachlan
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Baby born on rescue helicopter

A woman from the Isles of Scilly gives birth on a Royal Navy rescue helicopter en-route to hospital in Cornwall.

A baby boy has been born onboard a Royal Navy rescue helicopter.

Ella McLachlan went into labour on the Isles of Scilly and gave birth to a son, Marcus Daniel McLachlan, in mid-air after Falmouth Coastguard received an emergency call on Tuesday.

The RNAS Culdrose crew tried to get her to hospital before delivery, but had to tell the coastguard the crew of seven had "just increased to eight".

  • 02 Oct
  • From the section Devon