• Short Summary

    THE WIFE OF A BRITISH JOURNALIST GAVE PREMATURE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL LAST WEEK ON BOARD THE FREIGHTER ST MERRIEL, 160 MILES FROM THE NEAREST PORT--SALVADOR IN BRAZIL.

  • Description

    THE WIFE OF A BRITISH JOURNALIST GAVE PREMATURE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL LAST WEEK ON BOARD THE FREIGHTER ST MERRIEL, 160 MILES FROM THE NEAREST PORT--SALVADOR IN BRAZIL. THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING THE BIRTH AND THE 20,000 TON LINER AMAZON WAS DIVERTED TO MAKE RENDEZVOUS WITH THE FREIGHTER.

    MRS EMMY BENTLY, WITH HER HUSBAND ON THE FREIGHTER FROM RIO DE JANIERO BOUND FOR BUENOS AIRES, WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE LINER'S HOSPITAL WHERE AN IMPROVISED INCUBATOR HAD BEEN PREPARED. THE ROYAL MAIL LINE AMAZON PICKED UP A RADIO MESSAGE FROM ST MERRIEL AND STEAMED THREE HOURS FROM ITS COURSE TO LET SURGEON, DR. E.J. BUSHER AND NURSING SISTER, HEATHER ROBERTS, CROSS IN A LIFE BOAT TO THE CARGO VESSEL.

    MOTHER AND BABY WERE BROUGHT BACK IN THE LIFEBOAT AND CARRIED PAST MANY OF THE 450 PASSENGERS. NEXT MORNING THEY WERE BOTH REPORTED TO BE DOING WELL. THE CHILD IS TO BE CALLED MERRIEL -- A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE SHIP ON WHICH SHE WAS BORN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BT6FB3BEHUWNYN0AYEGMM5OG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BT6FB3BEHUWNYN0AYEGMM5OG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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