Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa

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Emergency services in Durban managed to rescue the newborn baby girl who was stuck in a stormwater drain for several hours on Monday.

The local community came together to help the rescue effort by donating kitchen cupboard doors to reinforce the dig site so earth and mud wouldn't collapse on the little girl, said Wilks.

A resident who was out for an early morning walk thought he could hear a cat mewing from beneath a steel drain cover and lifted the lid up to look inside.

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 baby was washed six metres down the storm water drain.




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

"Currently she is in a stable condition and the KZN EMS helicopter is now taking off to get the child to the hospital", said McKenzie.

Emergency services dug into the pipe, cut it open, and managed to get the little one out.

"It's good news for the ending of this rescue today", he said.

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

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