31/12/2013 06:34 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

VIDEO: Flood Disaster Mum Gives Birth In Rescue Dinghy

A woman gave birth aboard an emergency dinghy after she was rescued from a flood disaster in Brazil.

Dramatic footage shows the moments just after the new mother delivered a healthy baby boy after a response team came to her aid.

The crew were loaded with supplies and heading for the city of Linhares in the eastern state of Espírito Santo when a villager told them a pregnant woman needed help urgently.

Two firefighters and a volunteer helped the 22-year-old heavily pregnant woman aboard – but the baby wouldn't wait!

One of the firefighters said: "Life is precious. Many have died in the floods. I think the birth of the child was a miracle made by our hard work."

More than 40 people have died following a week-long spell of torrential rain in the state.