New Baby Born On Navy Helicopter From Scilly

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An RNAS Culdrose helicopter called to evacuate a pregnant mum from the islands last night arrived unexpectedly with an extra passenger.

Ella McLachlan from St Martin’s gave birth to son Marcus Daniel en-route to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at around 7.30pm.

Fog meant the helicopter couldn’t land at Treliske, so a makeshift landing strip had been prepared at Malpas.

A midwife from the hospital was onboard to assist with the birth.

Mother and new baby are believed to be doing fine.