Newborn baby rescued from storm drain in South Africa

Erika Holt
February 13, 2019

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.

The group Rescue Care Paramedics says emergency responders went to the scene on Monday after residents heard a baby crying.

Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain.

'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.

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"It's really a miracle that this baby was saved".

Eyewitnesses at the scene described the dramatic moments they discovered the infant trapped inside the drainage system. "I thought no, it sounds like a kitty cat and I looked further down and saw it was a baby", said Lovedale. "I was just like 'Get this baby out!'"

"She has been awake, responsive and crying". "Her glucose and sugar levels are good". After she was extricated, she was airlifted to hospital. "She's basically stable enough to be transferred to one of the other base hospitals". "But from a medical point of view‚ things are looking good‚" he said.

Photos of the child, posted on social media, show that she is now recovering from the ordeal.

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