A British mum has given birth to a baby boy mid-flight.
Alicia McDonald was visiting the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall in southwest England, when she went into labour earlier than expected.
With no midwife on the island, emergency services were called to assist her.
A helicopter was set to take her to the nearest hospital in Treliske, Cornwall.
But while in the air, it seemed the baby had other ideas!
Torran McDonald was born above Penzance, 14,000 feet above land, weighing a healthy 7lb 8oz.
Midwife Linda Benson recalled the experience for Channel 5 News. “We thought we might make it to Treliske but we didn’t and about halfway through the journey she decided to have her baby,” she said. “Her waters went and it all increased and she had her baby.”
A safe arrival for baby Torran who arrived mid-flight from the Isles of Scilly this weekend. Mum and dad send their thanks to midwife Linda Benson (left) and the helicopter crew at @MCA_media Newquay. pic.twitter.com/tekGSTkQLo
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What a story to tell when little Torran grows up!
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