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Baby born in meadow after Alpine rescue

Vienna - A team of 15 mountain rescuers accompanied by a gynaecologist had to climb 2 500m above sea level to help deliver a baby, police said on Wednesday.

The mother, 30, went into labour in a mountain hut at around 7am on Tuesday, but could not be brought down by helicopter due to bad weather in western Austria's Alps.

File picture: Elisabet Ottosson, Flickr.com. Credit: Flickr.com

“The team managed to bring her down to 2 250 metres where the baby was delivered in a meadow,” a police spokesman told reporters.

“The weather then cleared and a helicopter was able to take them to hospital.”

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