Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

The newborn baby who was trapped in a stormwater drain in Newlands East, Durban has been rescued and is a stable condition, reports Berea Mail.

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.

'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.

The baby, who locals have named Storm after the water drain in which she was found and her tempestuous start to life, will go into the South African care system.

"We are happy that the baby was rescued and is alive", she said. "Rescue efforts are underway try to rescue it", he said.

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

The area was cordoned off by police. 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.

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

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

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