- Woman goes into labour pain amid devastating floods that claimed lives in her hometown. She couldn't get to the hospital on her own
- Rescuers arrived with a helicopter just at the right time and quickly picked up Maria Pingo. She was about to deliver
- Before they could get her to the delivery ward, Mario gave birth to a healthy baby girl right in the military chopper. Here is how it all went down
It's a huge relief after expectant woman, who nearly lost her life and that of her baby in the floods that rocked her hometown, gives birth to a healthy baby girl in a military helicopter.
Ms Maria Pingo was reportedly stranded and unable to get to the hospital on her own amid devastating floods that claimed lives in Lambayeque, northern Peru.
Fortunately, the rescue crew arrived with a Peruvian Air Force helicopter and picked up Ms Pingo. She delivered a few moments later right inside the military chopper.
Sources privy to what went down that day say there were some very tense moments leading up to the delivery as the crew members struggled to find the exact location of the 20-year-old mum.
The troops reportedly asked her family, who had called for help as she went into labour, to set a tyre on fire so that they could trace Ms Pingo's location.
Ms Pingo was eventually rescued from the desert of Nueva Esperanza in Lambayeque where floods had killed dozens and wreaked havoc.
The lucky woman gave birth while she was being airlifted to a hospital in Chiclayo. Both the mother and her baby are said to be in stable condition.
Watch video of the mother who gave birth in a military helicopter: