Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission

Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission

The little girl had been dumped in Newlands East.

Wilks added that it wasn't known at this point how the little girl got stuck in the drain, but that an attempted murder case had been opened and the parents had not been located.

He immediately raised the alarm and a full rescue operation swung into action involving the police, ambulance and fire brigade in Durban, South Africa. Police are now investigating how she got there.

Jamieson said the baby was only a few hours old, as her umbilical cord had still been attached when she was pulled from the drain pipe.

The naked baby can be heard screaming as she is brought out into the sunlight and gently placed into a towel held by a paramedic.

The group Rescue Care Paramedics says emergency responders went to the scene on Monday after residents heard a baby crying. "A helicopter is inbound to transport the baby to a nearby hospital as soon as possible", said Jamieson.

Rescue teams secure a trench in order to reach a newborn baby that was presumably dumped down a stormwater drain in Newlands East on Monday.

Her cries were first noticed by a passer-by.

The baby was stabalised on scene before she was transported to hospital. "The community was very helpful and supportive which we are also grateful for".

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