Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

Paramedics rescue a newborn girl from a drain in Newlands East Durban on 11 February 2019 Incredible moment newborn baby is pulled alive from a storm drain in South Africa
Patty Aguilar | 12 February, 2019, 15:42

Authorities were called out to the scene at the corner of Herring Circle and Barracuda Rd early on Monday after people walking by heard the baby cry.

"We'd like to congratulate all the rescuers and personnel and paramedics who worked together".

PR councillor, Shotel De Boer with residents.

"Rescue workers are busy trying to get to the baby at the moment", said Rescue Care's operations director, Garrith Jamieson. "It is mercy from above that she is alive‚" said Hardcastle. "The whole community is elated that she has been rescued", she said.

He added:' It is great news she has been rescued and she is now in a stable condition so a great ending for all the rescuers and personnel and paramedics who did this.

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"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.

The baby was recovered and flown to a hospital in Durban where she was reportedly treated for mild hypothermia.

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

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