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Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued

Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued

Rescuers were able to make their way down the drain pipes and locate the baby. In the video posted on social media, the community can be heard cheering as the little one is lifted out of the ground crying and kicking.

He immediately raised the alarm and a full rescue operation swung into action involving the police, ambulance and fire brigade in Durban, South Africa. When they finally got to the baby they broke into the pipe and managed to reach in and grab her.

She was examined and rushed to a waiting helicopter before being taken to a nearby hospital for care.

Rising Sun Overport reports that Rescue Care paramedics together with Metro Search and Rescue and the eThekwini Fire Department worked fervently on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Circle in Newlands East to rescue the infant.

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"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.

She's been airlifted to hospital and is in a stable condition.

KZN health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who went to the hospital to see the newborn, said the baby would be moved to a smaller hospital, then discharged to a place of safety.

McKenzie said police are on the scene to investigate the circumstances that lead to baby being in the drain.


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