Earthquake victim gives birth on boat

A Haitian woman gave birth to a boy on board of a United States Coast Guard cutter on Saturday as she prepared to take a US Navy helicopter bound for the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, a navy official said.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was part of a group of six Haitian victims of Tuesday's earthquake picked up by the US Coast Guard.

The Haitians were about to board a helicopter bound for the USS Carl Vinson when she went into labour.


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