A woman just made it to the Rockhampton Hospital for the birth of her child after she was airlifted from Masthead Island by the RACQ Capricorn Rescue crew.
A woman just made it to the Rockhampton Hospital for the birth of her child after she was airlifted from Masthead Island by the RACQ Capricorn Rescue crew.

Rescue helicopter almost had a newborn baby on board

A BABY was almost born aboard the RACQ Capricorn Rescue helicopter yesterday morning when the crew airlifted a 31 year old pregnant woman from Masthead Island.

The patient had been camping on the island with her husband, family and friends when she went into labour.

The patient delivered a baby boy approximately 30 minutes after RACQ Capricorn Rescue touched down in Rockhampton.

The medical were on hand to care for the expectant mother and deliver the infant if necessary.

Reports this morning confirmed that mother and baby are doing well.



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