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Baby born in Shetland Coastguard helicopter

11 December 2012 Last updated at 19:17 GMT

A baby has been born in the Shetland Coastguard helicopter while it was 1,000ft in the air.

A doctor on Unst, the most northerly inhabited island of the UK, called for assistance in the early hours.

The helicopter crew landed at 06:00 and collected the expectant mother and father.

The baby boy, weighing just over 7lbs, was born on board at 06:30.

The helicopter landed in Lerwick at 06:40 and the baby was taken to hospital.

Lorna Gordon reports.