A new born baby in Egypt got a unique start to life as mom gave birth in the Red Sea. The baby was then carried out of the water and to the beach by two men.
The mother who gave birth to the baby is believed to be a Russian tourist, and one of the men is believed to be the father of the child and the other a Russian doctor who specialises in water births.
The resort town of Dahab which is situated north east of Sharm el-Shiekh bore witness to the unusual birth.
The photos taken by other tourists from the nearby hotel show the father and the doctor emerging from the water with the baby with its umbilical cord still attached and the placenta in a plastic container.
Tourists witnessing the event said that the woman went into the sea wearing a bikini.
It is still unclear whether the woman intended to give birth in the sea or if the woman went into labor when she was swimming in the water. However, if the older gentleman is a doctor, it is likely that the delivery was planned underwater.
Few social media users praised the event, noting the ‘beauty’ and ‘ease’ of the baby’s water birth.
We still don’t know whether the baby is a boy or a girl or if the baby has been given a name. The woman’s identity has also not been revealed.