This is the incredible moment a newborn baby was carried from the Red Sea in Egypt after a Russian tourist gave birth in the water.
Stunned onlookers in the resort town of Dahab, north of Sharm el-Sheikh, captured the woman’s partner and father emerging from the waves carrying the newborn.
Moments later the mother also emerged from the water looking calm and happy before being reunited with her child on the beach.
This is the incredible moment a pregnant Russian tourist gave birth in the Red Sea in Egypt before her partner and a man believed to be her father carried the baby from the ocean
Stunned onlookers captured the moment the baby was carried from the water before the mother climbed out of the waves looking as if she had just been for a swim
Once back on shore the new mother was reunited with her child in these images which were taken from a nearby balcony and then shared on social media at the weekend
The images went viral after being posted on social media over the weekend.
It is not clear whether the woman was intending to give birth in the ocean or whether the delivery was unexpected.
While the older man is believed to be her father, some sources suggested he was a doctor, which would mean the birth was planned.
The images were captured from a nearby balcony, and it is unclear if the family know they have been photographed.
The mother’s identity has not been revealed, nor has the condition of the child – though both appeared happy and healthy after the delivery.
Those sharing the images said the woman had gone for a swim before going into labour, before her partner and father went out to help her.
The pair helped to deliver the baby before carrying it out of the water with the umbilical cord still attached with the placenta placed into a bowl.
Commenters on social media praised the ‘beauty’ and ‘ease’ of the water birth.
It is not clear whether the woman intended to give birth in the sea, or if she suddenly went into labour while swimming. Some suggested that the older man was not her father but a doctor, meaning the delivery was planned
Social media users praised the apparent ease and beauty of the birth as they shared the images online. The identity of the woman has not been revealed, nor has the condition of the baby
The woman’s father carries the baby with the umbilical cord still attached