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Baby rescued from stormwater drain in Durban

Baby Rescue- Newlands Rescue Care
Deanna Wagner | 11 February, 2019, 20:44

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.

Passerbys are believed to have heard the baby's cries and alerted authorities on Monday morning.

'Police will now be trying to investigate the circumstances that led to the baby being in the drain in the first place and will also be trying to trace the mother, ' he said.

"We are happy that the baby was rescued and is alive", she said.

He added that they can hear the baby crying and have gained access into the pipe. "The whole community is elated that she has been rescued", she said.

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Robert Mckenzie, KZN EMS spokesman, said the baby girl had been washed around five metres down the pipe (which is around six centimetres in diameter). "We thank God for her".

"The Fire Department has seen the baby moving and they are trying to get to the baby. She's basically stable enough to be transferred to one of the other base hospitals".

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said emergency services were on the scene in Newlands East on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Way.

The baby was safely transported to Albert Luthuli Hospital.