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."
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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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