Parents: Airplane Crew Kept 1lb Preemie Alive Using Drinking Straw, CPR

A family is crediting an airline cabin crew for saving the life of their tiny premature baby after the crew delivered him and kept him alive at 30,000-feet using a drinking straw and CPR, SkyNews has reported.

Little Alfie was born when his 25-weeks-pregnant mother Nicola Delemere suddenly went into labor on a First Choice Airways flight from Manchester, U.K. to Crete, Greece.

Flight supervisor Carol Miller supported Delemere, 31, as the little boy was born weighing just 1 pound, 1 ounce as the plane passed over Germany.

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Then Miller cleared Alfie's lungs with a drinking straw before carrying out mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage for a half-hour as the pilot diverted for an emergency landing at a London airport.

Alfie was taken to St George's Hospital in London's Tooting section for specialist care before being transferred to hospital in the family's home town of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Alfie was born in April, but just recently left the hospital weighting 5 pounds, 5 ounces.