Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

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.

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.

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It is believed authorities were alerted to the situation after a passerby heard the baby's cries.

Footage shows rescuers lifting the tiny child to safety after digging down to a pipe and cutting through it near a home at Newlands East, north of Durban, on the country's east coast. "Our miracle baby was taken out of the drain alive, looking healthy and strong", a relieved Cox said.

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He added that they can hear the baby crying and have gained access into the pipe.

KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said paramedics worked for several hours in order to get the baby out.

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"They have been calling me to find out how does one get to adopt the miracle baby", she said. "A helicopter is inbound to transport the baby to a nearby hospital as soon as possible", said Jamieson. Rescue Care Paramedics spokesman, Garrith Jamieson, said he spoke to the trauma doctor at the hospital and reported that the baby girl is doing very well.

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