Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Baby rescued from storm water drain

Baby rescued from storm water drain

This is the incredible moment a newborn baby was pulled alive from a storm drain in South Africa after a passer-by heard the girl screaming.

Rescue teams have begun digging a trench into a stormwater drain in Newlands East on Monday to reach a newborn baby that is presumed to have been dumped. "Our miracle baby was taken out of the drain alive, looking healthy and strong", a relieved Cox said. "So we spent most of the time warming her up, washing off the dust and abrasions", he said. When they finally got to the baby they broke into the pipe and managed to reach in and grab her. "The whole community is elated that she has been rescued", she said. "We thank God for her".

The area was cordoned off by police.

"The Fire Department has seen the baby moving and they are trying to get to the baby".

Others have also been saying that the mother of the baby should not be judged because no one knows her circumstances.

Rising Sun Overport reports that Rescue Care paramedics together with Metro Search and Rescue and the eThekwini Fire Department worked fervently on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Circle in Newlands East to rescue the infant.

The baby was transported to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital this morning.

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