Pirate FM News 2 minute read

Baby arrives as dad is called out on rescue mission

Baby arrives as dad is called out on rescue mission

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:13am 20th April 2020. (Updated at 10:45am 20th April 2020)

A baby has been born just as his dad was called out to a rescue mission in Cornwall.

It seems the little one is keen to follow in dad Ed Schwarz's footsteps, as his wife went into labour just two minutes after his RNLI pager went off.

Ed had just gone out the door to help respond to two kayakers who were drifting out to sea.

Luckily he was able to get home from the call out in plenty of time to be with Lucy for the birth of their son.

St Agnes RNLI says he is the youngest recruit to have ever responded to a pager.

"He didn’t quite make this shout, but he seems keen and given a few years he might well be on the lifeboat, so I have the paperwork primed.”

St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Paul Kimberley

Dr Schwarz, a GP, Lifeboat Crew and Trainee Helm sent a photograph of himself and his wife, with their newborn baby, along with a private message to the St Agnes crew, saying

“I think we need to talk about the future staffing of our station. With that in mind, can I propose a future helm in 18 years’ time?”

Ed Schwarz, St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat Crew

Baby Schwarz was born at Treliske Hospital at 3.30am, on 17th April, a little earlier than his expected due date, and weighing 6.1lb.

Mum Lucy, Baby Schwarz (and proud dad, Ed) are all fit and well. They have yet to name him, as he decided to make a hasty arrival.

Ed, who knows only too well the pressures faced by NHS staff, commented

“We want to say a huge thank you to the NHS staff. They were amazing, especially given the current situation”.

Ed Schwarz, St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat Crew

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Nine people rescued by off-duty lifeguards in one day

Cornwall News: It happened in south east Cornwall over the bank holiday weekend

Project Restart Q&A: Decision day looms as Premier League clubs hold Thursday call

Sports News: Premier League clubs will hold another crucial conference call on 'Project Restart' on Thursday morning, their second meeting in two days. Sky Sports News' chief reporter Bryan Swanson answers the key questions.

Newer articles

Covid-19 tests needed in 200 care homes in Cornwall

Cornwall News: The government's pledging to test all residents and staff with symptoms

Coronavirus: More help for fishing industry in Cornwall

Cornwall News: A £10m cash pot is being made available by the government

Older articles

Cornwall fears 80% of tourism sector is 'at risk' without summer trade

Cornwall News: Officials are hoping holidaymakers can return for July and August

The people donating food and money to help Cornwall's hospitals

Cornwall News: The RCHT says it is "overwhelmed" by the generosity

Most read

Cafes and pubs allowed extra outdoor seating in Cornwall

Cornwall News: It is to help as they reopen from the lockdown measures

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall