Football had to be put on hold this morning for an emergency delivery.

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team had to clear an emergency landing site at Boscawen Park in Truro, leading to a pause in the match while the coastguard helicopter arrived from the Isles of Scilly.

On board was a mother who had just given birth, as well as family members, midwives and special medical equipment.

Once landed, the coastguards helped transport them all from the helicopter to a waiting ambulance, bound for the Royal Cornwall Hospital across the city, where further treatment could be given.

The Falmouth coastguard volunteers were then asked to stay on at Malpas, as the helicopter was returning to the islands to collect two further patients.

However, it was subsequently decided to transfer these straight to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

A Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team spokesperson said: "Again, thanks to the football teams for their patience during this operation."

The field at Malpas has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority as a designated secondary landing site for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, when its helipad is out of action for poor weather or maintenance.

Currently it is closed for maintenance and during this time the field at Malpas will be used for time critical patients.

"So if you see us and the aircraft, it's not training - the casualty is very poorly and needs further treatment in hospital quickly," added the spokesperson.