Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued

Paramedics rescue a newborn girl from a drain in Newlands East Durban on 11 February 2019

Paramedics rescue a newborn girl from a drain in Newlands East Durban on 11 February 2019

Paramedics attend to the baby girl after she was rescued. We kept praying for her and God answered.

Police are investigating the matter.

PR councillor, Shotel De Boer with residents.

This was the site where emergency services conducted a harrowing three-hour rescue of a newborn baby girl with the placenta still attached, who had been trapped down the drain. "So we spent most of the time warming her up, washing off the dust and abrasions", he said.

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

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Bernadette Wicks, a reporter for a local news outlet, said that people had provided doors from their kitchen cupboards to help workers hold back earth as they attempted to remove the baby from the pipe.

Cllr De Boer said she has already received several requests from community members to foster or adopt the baby.

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

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

Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said paramedics worked for three hours to get to the baby and were delighted to rescue her alive.

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