Mercy mission for new-born baby

A CREW from RAF Wattisham were involved in a dramatic operation to save a new-born baby this morning.The baby was born in Dublin suffering breathing difficulties and a specialist medical team from Leicester had to be flown over there.

A CREW from RAF Wattisham were involved in a dramatic operation to save a new-born baby this morning.

The baby was born in Dublin suffering breathing difficulties and a specialist medical team from Leicester had to be flown over there.

Squadron leader Andy Barr said: "We were called at 1.25am and were airborne within 15 minutes. We then flew to Leicester to pick up a team from the Royal Infirmary, who are experts in treating new-born babies, and then flew them to Dublin.

"They arrived in Dublin at 5.22am. We were chosen because we were the nearest available crew to Leicester."

The crew waited until the baby was stabilised before flying it and the medical team back to Leicester.

They were due to arrive back in Leicester at 8.40am.

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