Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Police air operations unit help Brac baby in distress

A family welcomed a new addition to their unit on Wednesday thanks to help from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) Air Operations Unit.

Reports are that on Wednesday at around 2:00 AM, police received a call for assistance from the Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to medically evacuate a premature baby.

 According to reports, the baby was about to be delivered but would be in  need of an  immediate transfer to intensive care at the Cayman Islands Hospital in Grand Cayman.

The police helicopter crew answered the emergency call and transported the baby, who was born at 2:25AM, along with a critical care nurse, to Grand Cayman.

“This was an exceptional call,” said Steve Fitzgerald, Air Operations Unit Commander who was on the crew.

“The baby had not been born when we got the call out and was less than two hours old when ready to transfer.  It was a special moment seeing him sleeping in the incubator on the flight across,” added Fitzgerald.

Reports from the hospital are that the baby is currently doing well.

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